Watford’s Stefano Okaka has been restricted to less than 500 minutes of playing time in the Premier League since the start of the 2017/18 season.
The player still has two more years left on his contract, but his brother Carlo, who is also his agent has stressed Stefano could leave the Hornets before the European transfer window closes on September 2nd.
“We have offers from Italy and abroad. The marriage with Watford has come to an end, the market will start now in this last week [of the European transfer window],” Carlo told TuttoMercatoWeb.
When further quizzed about his client’s priority, the Watford attacker’s representative stressed: “Italy, mainly, even if at the moment they are calling us a lot from abroad.”
“He [Stefano] has been very appreciated in China and has had proposals, but he prefers to stay in Europe, and we will see later. Now we need to find the right formula with Watford.”
Earlier in January, Javi Gracia allowed the forward to join Udinese on a loan deal and he managed six goals and an assist in 16 league appearances. Carlo also discussed about the possibility of his brother returning to the Serie A club before the window closes.
“True [Udinese want him back], but there are so many players. He did well, scoring six goals and four [one] assists in five months, without preparing. We will choose the ideal place to continue his career,” Carlo added.
Watford have played three matches this season and Gracia has not included Stefano in the squad for any of those fixtures. A move away from Vicarage Road seems like a best solution for the Italian and the Hornets.