Over the past couple of months, the Italian media have been very clear about one thing at AS Roma: Robin Olsen needs to go.
Despite claiming the Premier League is his likeliest destination, clubs are never named, suggesting no one is particularly interested.
However, Watford have always seemed the likeliest, mostly due to their need to, at some point, move on from Ben Foster, and Calciomercato believe something could happen.
The Italian website claims on Wednesday that Franco Baldini, a close consultant of the club’s owner, James Pallotta, has offered the Sweden international to various clubs in the Premier League, and just one have ‘shown interest’: the Hornets.
Needing a new goalkeeper, Watford seem to be keeping an eye on Olsen without really making a move just yet.
Roma are said to want somewhere between €10-15m for the 29-year-old, which would mean a profit on their initial €8.5m investment.
Considering Olsen let in 58 goals in 35 games last year, that’s quite the ask, and it will be interesting to see if Watford bite.
With Pontus Dahlberg already at the club, bringing in the Sweden international could certainly help the youngster, learning from a compatriot while making the odd appearance here and there to gain some experience.
However, he’s done very little to warrant Roma’s demands, so perhaps a lowball first offer would the right way to go.