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Monday December 28 2020
Pussetto: 'Wanted Udinese return'

Ignacio Pussetto admits he jumped at the chance to leave Watford for Udinese. ‘I feel at home here and was so eager to return.’

The Argentine forward had spent two years at the Friuli club until his €8m transfer to Watford in January 2020.

After just 10 months, he came back to the Dacia Arena on loan and has contributed three goals plus two assists in 10 Serie A games this season.

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Sunday November 29 2020
Forestieri dedicates Udinese win to Maradona

Fernando Forestieri dedicated his goal against Lazio to Diego Armando Maradona: ‘We all wanted to be like him as kids.’

The former Watford man had scored his first and only Serie A goal in 2008 against Inter, when he was playing for Siena.

The Argentinean shouted: “Vamos Diego” (“Come on Diego”), after scoring against Lazio at the Olimpico on Sunday.

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Tuesday October 20 2020
Young's message against bullying

Inter star Ashley Young appeared on YouTube Kids in the fight against bullying. ‘Kindness is contagious and the most effective way to combat bullying’.

The Nerazzurri defender sent a video message, urging kids to ‘be kind to each other’ and contribute to stop bullying.

The former England player, capped 39 times, started his career at Watford. He later played four seasons at Aston Villa, before moving to Manchester United.

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Monday October 5 2020
Sky: Deulofeu moves to Udinese

Udinese have reportedly reached an agreement with Watford over Gerard Deulofeu.

The winger has been linked with a return to Italy, where he spent six months on loan at Milan in 2017.

Fiorentina seemed like a possible destination for the former Barcelona youngster, but Sky Sport Italia reveals the 26-year-old is on the verge of signing with Udinese.

The broadcaster claims the Friuli have reached an agreement with the Hornets and Deulofeu, who has recently recovered from a ruptured ACL.

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Saturday October 3 2020
Gotti: 'Udinese on the right track'

Udinese have not scored a single goal or picked up a point in three games, but coach Luca Gotti insists they are ‘on the right track’ after a 1-0 defeat to Roma.

The Friulani were again made to pay for wasteful finishing, but were also denied by some heroics from Giallorossi goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

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Tuesday September 29 2020
Official: Troost-Ekong moves to Watford

Udinese have officially announced the permanent transfer for William Troost-Ekong, who moves to Watford.

The Nigerian centre-back has been sold to the Hornets and the Friuli confirmed the move on their official website.

“Udinese Calcio announce the permanent sale of Williams Troost-Ekong to Watford FC,” the statement read.

The 27-year-old defender has played 66 games for the Bianconeri, after having arrived from Bursaspor in August 2018 for €3.3m.

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Monday September 28 2020
Official: Pereyra back at Udinese

Roberto Pereyra has officially moved back to Udinese after three years at Watford. ‘It’s a fairy-tale signing for us.’

The midfielder had worn the Udinese jersey from 2011 to 2014, before his move to Juventus, then on to Watford for €13.5m in 2016.

Now 29 years old, the midfielder is back in the Friuli region, as Watford and Udinese are both run by the Pozzo family.

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Tuesday September 15 2020
Sky: Napoli in Deulofeu talks

Napoli have reportedly entered talks with Watford over Gerard Deulofeu, looking to sign the former Milan winger on loan with an option to buy.

Sky Sport Italia reports the Partenopei have contacted the Hornets and that the player will be open for a move to the San Paolo.

Napoli have therefore started negotiating a deal with the Championship side, who are prepared to cash in on the Spanish attacker.

The report claims Napoli want Deulofeu on loan with an option to buy but could be forced to make it an obligation to convince Watford.

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Monday September 14 2020
Villarreal turn away from De Sciglio

Villarreal appear to have pulled out of their negotiations for Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio.

According to Calciomercato.com, the Spanish side turned their focus towards other transfer objectives.

Specifically, they are ready to pay €15m to Watford for Pervis Estupian instead.

Villarreal needed a replacement for Alberto Moreno, who suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season training.

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Friday September 11 2020
Roma push Olsen towards Watford

Watford are said to be in negotiations for Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, as the Giallorossi want to make sure it’s an obligation to buy.

According to Sportitalia, the scenario being discussed is a loan with option to buy, which would become an obligation if Watford are promoted to the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether Olsen would accept a drop down to the Championship.

The Sweden international has also been linked with Spanish side Celta Vigo.

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