Nicolas Gaitan is an old favourite of Sport Witness.
For years we covered claims from the Portuguese media that Gaitan was on the verge of a move to Manchester United. A lot of the time it felt like Benfica were trying to push the idea out there and cash in on the player, who impressed repeatedly for the Lisbon side.
In the end Gaitan moved to Atletico Madrid and it’s fair to say things haven’t gone well. Changing from being Benfica’s star player to a squad option for Diego Simeone, Gaitan is said to be looking for a way out.
Several Premier League clubs have been linked in recent days, but Marca pick out only one: Watford.
The Spanish newspaper claim Watford have been ‘seduced’ by the idea of signing Gaitan, and that’s something led by Marco Silva.
Whilst Silva hasn’t worked directly with Gaitan, Marca explain he’s well aware of the Argentine’s talents, having watched him closely in the Portuguese league.
Silva is said to have requested Watford make the signing in January, and Marca say the Premier League is the player’s most likely destination.
Mexican club Monterrey and Argentina’s Boca Juniors are also presented as keen, but it’s explained Watford would hold the advantage as Atletico want a good deal.