This has come out of nowhere, but it kind of makes sense when you look at Watford’s attempts to bring in a new striker in January.
With Islam Slimani seemingly set for a future outside of the Premier League and Roma saying no one asked if they could borrow Grégoire Defrel, the Hornets have now turned to Loïc Rémy.
Yes, that’s the same French striker who has been pretty much all over England, from QPR to Newcastle to Chelsea.
According to Le10 Sport, a deal to save the 31-year-old from his recent Las Palmas struggles is close to being agreed between Watford and the La Liga side.
The French website expect it to be ‘made official soon’, with the former France international arriving on a loan with a view to buy at the end of the season.
Having been approached by Levante and Getafe in January, it appears Rémy is instead favouring a return to a league he knows very well, and has thrived in (to a certain extent) before.
If it’s as close as Le10 Sport make it out to be, we’ll find out soon enough if they’re right or not.