If there’s one transfer likely to take place at Watford this January, it’s probably going to be Stefano Okaka’s exit from Vicarage Road.
The Italian striker has been inexplicably pushed to one side by Marco Silva despite his great start to the season against Liverpool, and he’s made it very clear he wants to leave.
First doing so through his agent/brother, the 28-year-old has now taken it upon himself to express his desire to try his luck elsewhere, knowing full well he won’t get the time he wants at Watford under the current manager.
One option for him could be Torino, where a certain Walter Mazzarri recently took over, and it’s something he wouldn’t be against, as he explained to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Okaka said: “Torino are a great team, with a legendary history that makes the club special. They told me that the Torino shirt transmits unique sensations. I’ve always got on well with [Mazzarri], because he is loyal.
“He tells you things to your face, and I appreciate people like him. There really isn’t much to discuss about the manager. Even in England he proved to be good”.
This won’t come as a secret to Watford either, as the striker also revealed he’s already spoken to Gino Pozzo about his situation, with hope ‘everything can be resolved in complete harmony’.
In order to do that, however, the Hornets will need to give him what he wants, and, from our end, there’s really no reason why they wouldn’t.