Watford head coach Javi Gracia wants Heurelho Gomes to stay and play for Watford next season.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was recently quoted as saying he is "99 per cent sure" he will retire at the end of the season, but after some impressive recent performances, Gracia wants the 38-year-old to reconsider his decision.

He said: "I would like Heurelho to stay with us next season.

"I would like the good keepers to stay with us in the future in this moment Foster, Gomes and Dahlberg all of them are good keepers and I would like to keep them for the next season.

"I like to have the players in my squad motivated and happy to stay, If there's someone who prefers to do anything else, I respect his option and support him. In this case I would like Heurelho to stay with us."

Another player who could be leaving at the end of the season is Miguel Britos, whose contract is set to expire in June.

Gracia said he hopes Britos will also still be with the club next season and thinks a decision needs to be made in the coming months.

He said: "I have spoken with Miguel many times about his future and what he wants to do, but I think it's soon to speak about that.

"Maybe in the next months we have to decide, not only the club, the player as well.

"From the squad I have, if you ask me for any player for the next season, I would like all of them to stay with me for next season."