Reports in Spain claim Watford are one of a number of clubs monitoring the future of Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

The 24-year-old stopper is attracting interest from across Europe and Watford could face competition from the likes of Arsenal and Napoli if they are to pursue his signing this summer.

Goalkeeper looks to be a problem area for Watford going forward, with Heurelho Gomes now 37 and in the final year of his contract and Orestis Karnezis yet to be offered a permanent deal after a promising loan at the club last term.

Daniel Bachmann is viewed as little more than cover at Vicarage Road and Pontus Dahlberg, while undoubtedly a huge talent, is still only 19 and lacks experience at the top level.

Rico would offer a viable alternative and has over 100 La Liga appearances to his name, despite being relatively young for a keeper at 24.

He played 38 times for Sevilla in the 2017/18 campaign as they finished seventh in the La Liga table.

Sevilla are said to have accepted that the Spaniard who has helped them win two Europa League titles will depart the club this summer.

Getting a deal over the line will not be easy, though, especially if Arsenal enter the race to sign the Spanish international.

Rico worked with new Gunners boss Unai Emery while he was at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and the chance to do so once again could favour the north London club.