The Hornets could move themselves into pole-position for the highly-rated kid with a more realistic path to first team football ahead of the North London duo.
Boro chairman, Phil Wallace, has already confirmed a host of clubs are chasing several of their academy products who have made the step up Darren Sarll's first team squad.
"Our response to every call is the same – we want to continue improving our lads, so we can get the right deal for the club and the right deal for the player.
“That is not likely to be achieved by leaving us at the first sign of interest.
“We are flattered by interest from so many Premier League clubs for our young players, but we want to continue to develop an improving them here for as long as possible."