Sent on loan to Lens in France after making it very clear his future wasn’t at Watford after being frozen out by Marco Silva, Brice Dja Djédjé might have to come back anyways.
While the Ligue 2 side have a clause in the deal that would allow them to make the move permanent, they might not want to, after off the field drama has caused the Ivory Coast international to question his future.
Displaying a banner “Beat your opponents, not your wife”, the Lens supporters were voicing their discontent at the Watford defender as he’s set to go to court in September after claims he allegedly hit his partner emerged back in February.
Speaking to the press, relayed by But! Football Club, he said: “I don’t beat my wife. We had an argument in the street, and a few passers by called the police to make things worse. That doesn’t mean I beat her. It’s because I’m a professional footballer that it escalated.
“I’ve been with my wife for years, and she’s always in the stands. That’s why I’m not bothered. Only my family know. The problem is that my wife has never wanted to press charges.”
The fans’ behaviour and anger towards him has caused the Watford man to question his future at the Ligue 2 side, which he made very clear.
He continued: “These things make you think. I always wanted to come back here despite having two years left on my Watford contract. Today I’m thinking about what was said Monday about my family.
“I find that quite nasty. After, as players, we’re just here for a bit. They’ll always be there and will be behind the team. What’s important is to support the players regardless of the club’s situation.”
Considering the right-back left the club before Javi Gracia arrived, there’s a chance the Spaniard might give him a chance at Vicarage Road if he were to come back from his spell at Lens.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the coming months.