Watford defender Mariappa flattered by Newcastle interest

Watford skipper Adrian Mariappa is flattered by interest from Newcastle United.

Watford skipper Adrian Mariappa is flattered by interest from Newcastle United.

Tonight’s clash with Tottenham could be Mariappa’s last in a Watford shirt, with Newcastle eager to sign the defender before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The 25-year-old said: “It’s flattering to be linked with a big club but my focus is all on this game.”

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