London - Feyenoord
could face a major blow to their title ambitions, with Watford weighing
up recalling in-form winger Steven Berghuis from his season-long loan.
Berghuis joined De Stadionclub in the off-season after failing to
command regular first-team football at the Hornets, in his first
campaign in England.
The 25-year-old arrived at Vicarage Road for £4.6m with the
reputation of a hard-working winger who is capable of playing on either
flank, but in his temporary spell with Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side,
he has proven his ability.
With four goals in 13 league games, Berghuis has helped to setup the
Rotterdam-based side for a chance of securing their first title since
the 1998/99 season.
However, Walter Mazzarri, head coach at his parent club, may exercise
the option to bring the Netherlands international back to the Premier
League as their squad is set to be depleted by the African Cup of
Nations departures of Nordin Amrabat and Adlene Guedioura.
"I will speak with the club and see what all the options are we have available for January," he told reporters.
"I'm very happy he's doing very well in another league, even if it's a different competition to the Premier League."
Watford next welcome an in-form Tottenham Hotspur side to the Vicarage Road Stadium in a New Years Day fixture.
Kick off is at 15:30.