Jerome Sinclair's collapsed loan move to Sheffield United is "not the best" thing for the player, admits head coach Marco Silva.

The 20-year-old striker was close to a six-month loan move to Brammall Lane on deadline day, only for the deal to fail in the final hours of the window.

Claims and counterclaims have since been thrown around from United and Sinclair about who is to blame, with a behind-the-scenes video posted the day after the transfer window closed suggesting the player's agent had demanded his own fee be raised, something the Blades were not willing to do.

Silva admitted "something happened" in the negotiations to make the deal fail, but said Sinclair will have the support of Watford after being kept at the club until at least the new year.

He said: "First he’s a boy I like very much. I like him because his behaviour is fantastic, his attitude every day is fantastic and he comes in to improve every day.

"I spoke with him about his situation and I’m clear with him. He understands as well. The player is ready to go to try and play for six months and then I’ll make a decision in January.

"Something happened in the negotiations, I don’t know. It’s not my job to stay in this type of negotiations. After I know the player didn’t go to Sheffield and for him to say here is not the best thing for him. But we stay here as a club to support him."