Brighton boss Mark McGhee believes his Watford counterpart Adrian Boothroyd will end up disappointed if he decides to take a chance on winger Albert Jarrett.
The 21-year-old struggled to impress during his two years with the Seagulls, but looks set to get the opportunity to play Premiership football in the coming season after impressing as a trialist in Watford's 2-1 friendly win against Chievo on Sunday.
"Watford are considering taking Albert on a free transfer and if they do it will be for the same reasons we took him on two years ago," said McGhee.
"When he first came here, for the first couple of weeks he looked as if he had something really different about him.
"He had explosive pace and could cross the ball with his left foot, but we haven't seen that since he signed.
"Watford have taken him up there and have seen the same things. It doesn't surprise me but it will be in the longer term that we'll see whether with what happened here the penny will drop."
Jarrett joined Brighton after being released by MK Dons in the summer of 2004, but started just 12 Championship matches for the Seagulls.