Spending £11m on Roberto Pereyra from Juventus in the summer, Watford put a lot of faith in the 26-year-old Argentinean attacking midfielder.
Starting off well, the playmaker was unfortunate to suffer a serious knee injury back in December in a 2-0 loss to Manchester City that will keep him out until the end of the season.
Prior to this, Pereyra had scored two goals and two assists in 13 appearances for the Hornets, and it is because of these impressive early performances that Watford are keen to keep him.
This is, at least, what his agent told Il Bianconero on Friday when the Juventus fan site asked him a couple of questions about Pereyra’s past and future.
He said: “I don’t think Roberto will move from Watford. He came here last summer and was playing well before the injury. The club doesn’t want to let him go, even though he has received several offers from England since.”
As things stand, with four years left on Pereyra’s contract at Vicarage Road, you would expect Watford to want to recoup all of their money for the attacking midfielder if another Premier League club came knocking for his services.
Walter Mazzarri has had a bit of bad luck with some of his signings this season, with Mauro Zarate also picking up a campaign ending injury shortly after his move to the Premier League.