Date: 29th June 2012 at 10:48am
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b>Watford are set to make their first summer signing by swooping for free agent, Tom Heaton.

The former Cardiff City goalkeeper, 26, elected to leave south Wales on a free transfer this summer and the Hornets are believed to have agreed terms.

The Watford Observer say that Heaton was wanted by both Ipswich Town and Bristol City after deciding to leave Cardiff City in search of first-team football.

With that in mind, the future of Scott Loach could very much be up in the air; it would certainly be pointless to move elsewhere to sit on the bench again.

Heaton started his career with Wrexham before moving to Manchester United at a young age. Loan spells at Queens Park Rangers amongst others followed before he joined Cardiff permanently.

The Watford Observer have also said that they expect midfielder Stephen McGinn to re-sign in the coming days as well.

The Scottish midfielder’s contract expires tomorrow.