Watford are keen on a move for Osasuna midfielder Jon Moncayola this summer but face competition from the Premier League and Serie A.
That’s according to AS, who say the Hornets are ‘insisting’ on signing the 23-year-old following their return to the top-flight.
The newspaper explains that the midfielder is ‘on the crest of a wave’ on the European scene as clubs have been alerted to his ‘unstoppable projection’.
Two sides who are particularly keen are Watford and Atalanta, who are ‘insisting’ on signing him this summer.
In fact, they are so keen that they are willing to pay the €12m release clause in his contract to make a move happen.
That is a price they are likely to have to pay as Osasuna aren’t keen to lose him and would never allow him to leave for less.
They have already made two proposals to extend his current deal, which runs until 2024 and are offering him a ‘considerable increase’ in his salary to keep him but he is ‘calmly awaiting developments’ before deciding and clearing his future.
He knows that he is under contract with Osasuna, but the ‘hornet’s nest will be stirring’ in the summer transfer window, with Watford and Atalanta pushing hard.