If there was one man who was always going to leave Watford after they were relegated back to the Championship, it was Gerard Deulofeu.
The Spaniard, who missed the end of the season due to injury, was by far one of the best players in the Hornets’ squad, and there was a belief he could leave despite his current fitness issues.
Leave he did, with the Pozzo family organising a move between Watford and Udinese for the winger, who will try and help the Serie A club turn their poor start of three losses in three games around.
When fit, he’ll strive to give his all to achieve that, as he told Udinese TV all about his intentions following the move.
He said, relayed by Sky Italia: “Returning to Italy at Udinese is a pride for me. I’m ready to give everything on the pitch. The club made a great impression on me. I’d already played in the stadium with Milan. When I arrived, they all welcomed me. I want to help the team. We have to score and play well. I want to create a lot of assist for my teammates”.
Already spending time in Serie A, the forward also said he ‘strongly wanted to return’ to the league where he enjoyed himself so much during his loan spell in Milan.
This time around, things will likely be a bit more different, but he’ll have the advantage of already knowing Roberto Pereyra, who also made the switch from Watford to Udinese in the transfer window.
A plus that should help hit the ground running, with Hornets’ fans keeping an eye on things as his loan doesn’t currently have an option to buy.