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The Hornets midfielder undergoes Sheffield Wednesday medical

According to Sky Sports, Watford midfielder Almen Abdi is having a medical with Sheffield Wednesday after the two clubs agreed a deal of around £3m for the player.

Abdi, 29, made his name with FC Zurich before moving to Udinese via Le Mans, and after 54 appearances in two seasons for the Italian side, he was farmed out to sister club Watford in 2012.

Initially a loan signing, Abdi hit 12 goals in his loan spell with the Hornets, becoming a permanent signing in 2013 having impressed during his time at Vicarage Road.

Abdi played in 32 Premier League games last season, but with new manager Walter Mazzarri now at the helm, he appears to be heading out of the club, according to reports tonight.

Sky Sports claim that Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a £3m deal to sign Abdi, and he’s undergoing a medical with the Owls this evening ahead of sealing his move to Hillsborough.

Wednesday are looking to go one better than last season’s play-off final failure and win promotion back to the Premier League, with manager Carlos Carvalhal seemingly viewing Abdi as a key part of his plans for the new season.

It’s a big fee for the Swiss midfielder, but proof that Wednesday will continue to splash the cash in the transfer market having also snapped up striker Steven Fletcher on a big contract earlier this summer.

With Abdi’s move to Yorkshire almost done, he’ll now join former team-mates Fernando Forestieri and Lewis McGugan at Wednesday, whilst Watford left back Daniel Pudil may yet end up back at Hillsborough having impressed on loan with the Owls last season.