"Of course I said yes"
One of the biggest deals of the current transfer season may be sealed within days - as far as Hungarian football is concerned, at least. As we reported earlier, Premier League newcomers Watford are testing Tamas Priskin. After the 19-year-old attacker made his signature with three goals and the same amount of assists in two matches, the English club is looking to sign him.
If everything goes well, Tamas Priskin may move from Gyor to Watford.
Q: It's all good news from England about you these days. After recording a goal and an assist in the Tuesday test match, you now doubled in both categories. The club's Web site said you had a wonderful second half. Are you in such top form?
A: I can't complain, I'm playing well and everything fell into place in the Saturday match. Although we didn't play well in the first half - we were down by two at halftime - the team really got it together in the second half and we won comfortably. I started and played 80 minutes, that's when Aidy Boothroyd substituted for me.
Q: You didn't talk about the goals and assists.
A: Because you were asking about my form.
Q: Okay, let's look at the Priskin goals, then.
A: I headed in from close range from a corner a few minutes into the second half. Then towards the end of the game, i scored from an excellent pass from one of the substitutes from within the box.
Q: Last time you said the manager wasn't very talkative on Tuesday, he took care of the game with a "Nice job, Tamas." Did you at least get a pat on the back after the double?
A: Yeah, we spoke a bit more after the match. He congratulated me, said i had a good game, and asked me if i wanted to play for Watford.
Q: And you?
A: Of course, I said yes.
Q: So only the formalities remain. What's the status of your contract?
A: I haven't seen any papers yet, so i have no idea how long they want to sign me for. Since I have a contract with Gyor through 2009, the two clubs have to first agree on the transfer fee, then Watford can talk to me about the conditions. I hope all this can be dealt with this week and I can really call myself a Watford player from ealry August.
Q: How do you spend your days?
A: As opposed to earlier plans, I didn't return home after the Saturday game, but went to training camp in Denmark with Watford's first team. We'll have a match Monday evening, we'll play the first division team AC Horsens.
Q: Third game: three goals and three assits?
A: Sounds good!
----We asked Gyori ETO, Priskin's current club about his contract status.
"Raymond Sparkes, a Glagow-based agent is negotiating with Watford on behalf of Gyori ETO,'' said Tibor Klement, the club's general manager. "Talks started after the Saturday game and it seems that the English club wants to sign Tamas, who didn't even come back to Gyor, but went to the training camp in Denmark with our permission. As of now, we are expecting a draft contract from the English club on Monday, so I think we can close this transfer deal in the first few days of the week. Tamas will definitely come back on Wednesday and if we have an agreement by then, he will travel to Watford again on Saturday to train for the start of the Premiership season on Aug. 19."