While the transfer market will be one of the last things on Watford’s mind these days, it’s still something they have to think about.
Even if they are trying to ignore it, the club will be constantly reminded in the papers they have some valuable assets out on loan and decisions will need to be made when they return.
Among those is Luis Suárez, who spent the campaign on loan at Real Zaragoza, and has caught the eye with a string of great performances and a flurry of goals in La Liga2.
Lazio are among those interested, and enough articles have been written on the subject to save us from boring you with details that haven’t really changed.
The bottom line is there’s a feeling in Italy the Serie A club have a distinct advantage over the competition since the player is represented by the same agency as Luis Alberto and Jony.
It’s even been reported, rather consistently, that an agreement has been found between the Colombian and the Italians for a five year contract.
Some reports have suggested the Hornets want to keep Suárez for next season, but that’s not what Gazzetta dello Sport report on Friday, claiming the Pozzo family are ‘keen on evaluating the offers coming in’.
That, to us, means they would be open to a sale at the right price, but it’s finding that key figure which could be difficult for Lazio.
Gazzetta explain the intent from Claudio Lotito is to start talks with an offer of €15m and simply go from there.
It’s nothing majorly new, but if it’s true Watford are open to selling, then a compromise could realistically be found, seeing as any sale would represent a rather large profit on a player they didn’t spend a lot on originally.