Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Serie A side Udinese are closing in on a move to sign Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra in a move that sees the Pozzo connection take force once again – but a potential move has left Leeds fans excited.
Watford suffered relegation to the Championship and are expected to shift a number of high-paid players before the end of the window. Pereyra, 29, is an example of just that – with the Argentina international expected to end a four-year spell at Watford.
Giampaolo Pozzo is currently the owner of Udinese and is renowned for being one of the most tight-fisted negotiators in European football, though the Serie A side have a strong connection with Watford – with Giampaolo’s son Gino in control.
Pereyra played for Udinese before joining Watford and is now set to return to the Italian side, with Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claiming Pereyra could return to Udinese in the next few days. Such a move could help newly-promoted Leeds.
The Mirror claim Leeds are desperate to sign De Paul but are only willing to pay £22.3million at the moment, far below Udinese’s asking price. De Paul captained Udinese on numerous occasions last season, proving to be one of their best players.
De Paul has even shown on Twitter that he wants to join Leeds with a Tweet to a Whites fan, and supporters of the Yorkshire club reckon Udinese tying up a deal for Pereyra is a sign that De Paul is on his way out.
— Lee.ds🏆 (@anyoldsport) September 24, 2020
Don't care how long this has dragged on once we get it done before window shuts, what a player de paul would be for leeds
— mickc (@mickyc123) September 25, 2020
We need to get this deal done. He could make our season.
— Garry Pierrepont (@Weysider) September 24, 2020
Great bit of business.
— Bickers (@BickersLUFC) September 24, 2020
— C.P.A – MOT (@PremierLeedsMOT) September 24, 2020
The fact Udinese are closing in on Roberto Pereyra who is an attacking midfielder or winger is very promising news for any potential de Paul deal #lufc
— MOTweets (C) 🏆 (@MOTweets1919) September 24, 2020