Tobias Pachonik was playing for Carpi in Serie B last season and after they were relegated, he left them for Dutch club VVV-Venlo in July.

On October 7th, we carried a report from Elf Voetbal, who explained Watford sent a scout to watch the right-back in action as they view him as a target for January. It was also stated the 24-year-old has a ‘low transfer clause’, but no figures were mentioned.

According to Voetbal International, the German was approached by Spartak Moscow, Besiktas, Fulham and Wigan Athletic in the last window. However, he preferred to join VVV-Venlo because he thought he’d get regular minutes.

Pachonik has started in all 17 league games and has contributed to three goals (one goal plus two assists) this term.

VI claims the Hornets have ‘inquired’ about the fullback and apart from the Premier League side, Sampdoria and Genoa have also expressed their interest in the player with his agent.

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However, Pachonik’s representative Ersin Akan has ruled out any potential move until the end of this season.

“Tobias is indeed well-placed at various foreign clubs, but he has a good time at VVV. He is not busy with a transfer; he only focuses on the VVV and wants to help the club stay in the Eredivisie,” Akan told VI.

“He has not finished learning in Venlo. He is happy with the opportunities he gets. Tobias is also not a boy who chooses the money.

“Never say never, but I certainly won’t see him leave at VVV before the end of this season.”