‘Our ambitions can be as big as United’s’ says chairman Duxbury

Watford CEO and chairman Scott Duxbury says he wants people to believe the Hornets are a “big football club – because we are” and that it can have ambitions to match tonight’s opponents Manchester United in the future. The Red Devils’ dwarf Watford’s history in both the long and short-term, with little hope of making up the massive gulf in financial clout any time soon. But after a big summer of spending, Duxbury says the club is happy to invest in players “as long as it is sustainable”. The Hornets broke their transfer record to bring in Andre Gray, but it is Richarlison who has stolen the headlines so far – and according to the chairman, any talk of him going anywhere in January is wide of the mark. He told the Evening Standard: “We want Richarlison to be here for many more seasons. We are building a very competitive squad, we have no need to sell. “We believe in the season being a race and that’s why we will never sell a player in January who we believe will help us. Nobody will be sold that we don’t want to. None of the players making an impact now will go.”…

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