On Thursday, we brought you a very strange update regarding Watford’s transfer window from Italy, with Gazzetta dello Sport claiming the club could end up buying a new goalkeeper.
With four shot stoppers already on the books, it seemed like a non-story, but the Italian newspaper seem insistent that something could be in the works.
The bottom line yesterday was that if Udinese couldn’t reach an agreement with either Lazio or Napoli for Orestis Karnezis, then they could end up selling him to Watford, which we just put down to the Pozzo family relationship.
Well, Gazzetta are saying on Friday that the Serie A club are now in talks with Aurelio de Laurentiis’ Champions League side, set to face Nice in the next qualifying round, and Marco Silva’s new club for the transfer of the Greece international.
The arrival of yet another established goalkeeper at Vicarage Road really doesn’t make a lot of sense, but who are we to judge if their new Portuguese manager, who recently agreed to renew Heurelho Gomes’ contract until 2019, wants five guys in his squad to choose from.
Maybe he doesn’t trust Costel Pantilimon and Giedrius Arlauskis.