Watford and Udinese are both owned by the Pozzo family and over the years there have been a handful of player transfers between these two clubs.

One such deal took place at the start of this year when the Hornets signed Ignacio Pussetto from the Serie A side.

The forward was restricted to only seven appearances for Watford in the second half of the season and all of them came from the bench. He’s played less than 100 minutes in the Premier League.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, a ‘return to Italy is possible’ for the 24-year-old, and they further add the Argentine is ‘in fact close to returning to Udinese’ this summer.

It’s claimed there are two factors which are pushing him towards the Italian side, and one of them is Watford’s relegation from the Premier League.

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The second factor is Udinese manager Luca Gotti. He ‘likes’ the South American and has ‘already expressed his appreciation’ towards the player.

In addition to this, the Serie A coach has also given his ‘approval’ for bringing Pussetto back to the club.

TMW doesn’t specify whether Udinese prefer to take Pussetto on loan or buy him this summer.