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Everton should hijack Watford’s move for Gaston Pereiro

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Everton should hijack Watford’s move for Gaston Pereiro

According to the Watford Observer, the Watford hierarchy have approached the agent of PSV Eindhoven star Gaston Pereiro.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder’s current contract with the Dutch outfit expires in the summer of 2020. Time may therefore be running out for PSV to cash in on Pereiro for a fee commensurate with his true value.

Watford would certainly be wise to launch a bid for the 9-cap Uruguay international. The versatile attacker shone in the Eredivisie last season, racking up 10 goals and 6 assists. However, before he can be tempted to Vicarage Road, Everton should enter the race for his signature.

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The Toffees could do with an affordable addition to their squad, who can provide some competition for the likes of Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson. A punt on Pereiro would certainly be worthwhile from Marco Silva’s perspective. 


The Watford Observer believe Pereiro’s services could be secured this summer for a “reasonable price”. Given the Uruguayan’s versatility, that allows him to play out wide as well as centrally, and his record for scoring and creating goals, he certainly represents a worthy investment. Considering his age, he would also arrive with plenty of potential resale value.

Everton could likely triumph over Watford in a battle for his signature. That is a race that the Merseyside club would be wise to enter this summer.

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