Friday February 8 2019
Okaka 'can't exclude Watford return'

Stefano Okaka “wants to prove himself” at Udinese, said his brother and agent Carlo, who “cannot exclude a return to Watford.”

The striker has already scored one goal in three Serie A appearances since the January switch.

“Stefano knew the situation that Udinese were in when he arrived and that their current position does not reflect their capabilities,” Carlo Okaka told RMC Sport.

“There have also been some injury problems, but with the new signings in the January transfer window, I feel there will be improvements to the results.

“Stefano is getting closer to top form and Udinese can fight it out with anyone, as the mood in the locker room is confident. The fans aren’t happy, but need to be a little patient.

“He came to Udinese for two reasons. Firstly, he wanted to show what he can do, but also depending on how the next few months go, he’ll decide what to do next. I cannot exclude a return to Watford.

“It’s going to be a tough one against Torino this weekend, because the Granata move really well.”

Okaka will be up against his former Watford manager Walter Mazzarri.

“Stefano has a fantastic rapport with Mazzarri, so when he arrived at Watford, the situation was very clear in the locker room. After Mazzarri left, Stefano’s experience in England went awry. He was left on the bench after a great performance against Liverpool and from then on something was broken.

“Before coming to Watford, Stefano was very close to a Chinese move, but then Anderlecht didn’t reach an agreement with the club. Let’s just say when dealing with China, the cards on the table change all the time and nothing is certain until the paperwork is all signed.”

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