Sacking Walter Mazzarri and hiring Marco Silva as their new manager for the coming season, Watford have been silently making moves on the transfer market, including the arrivals of Will Hughes, Kiko Femenia and Daniel Bachmann.
While the signing of Femenia, who can play as right-back or further up the pitch if necessary, suggests one or both of Brice Dja Djédjé and Juan Carlos Paredes could leave, there is still the question of José Holebas’ natural back-up.
And that man, despite being right-footed, could very well be a familiar face with Premier League fans: Davide Santon.
Already a target for the Hornets two years ago, the Inter full-back spent three and a bit years at Newcastle before returning to his former club back in 2015.
Pushed to one side a bit recently, the versatile defender only has one year left on his contract, and Corriere dello Sport believe Watford are keen to sign him this summer.
Likely to be relatively cheap, the 26-year-old would be a safe(ish) option for Marco Silva, and one with over 80 Premier League games under his belt, including a goal and five assists.
We’ll see if there’s more from this in the coming days.