Date: 13th April 2016 at 5:39pm
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Both clubs (Arsenal and Celtic) are potentially among those most likely to make a move for Obbie Oulare this summer should it be decided he could leave Watford after a disappointing debut season with the club?

Then again given the fee paid for him, some £6m last summer when he signed from Club Brugge, Celtic (seemingly the club with most interest) wouldn’t be that likely to come anywhere near paying that!

I’m assuming, given the five-year long-term contract he signed, a loan could be in order next season?

Should that happen this could well be where Celtic and the likes of Charlton, Wolves, Millwall, Bradford City, Stevenage, Cambridge and Wycombe (also looking on when Watford played Bolton at U21 level) could have a chance.

Celtic and the hosts of Football League clubs weren’t the only ones watching on as Arsenal scouts were reportedly in attendance too watch Belgium U21 international Oulare too according to WD Sport.

His U21 boss Harry Kewell has praised his performance but called upon him to make the most of his physical presence, quoted by WD Sport as saying.

‘What Obbi has got to understand is that with his height comes a lot of responsibility. A lot of defenders are going to try and hit him and pin him. So he has to realise that every game is going to be tough. However, I thought he did exceptionally well today. He just wants to play. He feels he is able to perform better in training when he has got 90 minutes under his belt.

‘It is a shame that today he couldn’t get that 90 minutes. But it’s not easy for him because he doesn’t train with us. So it is a new team in that respect. I thought he did well and caused them problems.’

The 20-year-old hasn’t been involved in the first-team since the FA Cup third round win over Newcastle and probably isn’t likely to have much, if any, involvement before the season ends too.

But this doesn’t mean he’ll not have a future with the club does it?

Others seem to be interested so, as I say, perhaps a loan next season is the way forward for all concerned – well, assuming Arsenal didn’t want him as they wouldn’t want him on loan would they!

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