Once touted as a player the likes of Tottenham and Chelsea were after, with prices rising up to €50m, Marcelo Brozovic is now a midfielder Inter are struggling to flog.
Over January, we covered the inevitable rumours linking him to the Premier League, with Everton the usual suspects, with even talk of a €16m bid being made.
However, if Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed over the weekend, his next destination could be Watford instead of Goodison Park, as the Pozzo family are expected to hold discussions with Inter in the near future for Udinese’s Seko Fofana.
Luciano Spalletti’s side are said to be after the Ivorian midfielder, and negotiations for his summer move could potentially be used to try and start a discourse about sending Brozovic to the Hornets (the other Pozzo owned club).
No fee is mentioned, but if the €16m from Everton weren’t enough in January (albeit the bid was reportedly made quite late), Inter might end up requesting Watford somewhere around the €15-20m range for the 25-year-old, who still has more than three years left on his deal.
It’s a bit early to be talking about whether or not this will come off, but it’s certainly something we’ll be keeping in the back of our minds going forward.
Brozovic looks destined to end up in England at some point in his career, and while he might not be the hyped player he was a couple of years ago, he’s still a good midfielder who could do a solid job in the Premier League at a club like Watford, or Everton if they come back with another offer in the summer.