Owned by two different members of the same family, the link between Watford and Udinese has been an interesting one over the years.
Loaning players to each other on a semi-regular basis, the two sides enjoy a healthy relationship, which the Hornets could profit from once again, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The man in question this time is Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, who was earlier in the transfer window linked with a move to Newcastle.
The Italian newspaper explain that while there’s a lot of interest for the Greece international, there’s no guarantee that clubs like Napoli and Lazio, both after a shot stopper, will make an offer.
If that remains the case, then Gazzetta state that Udinese could sell him to Watford, we assume to earn some funds for the rest of the transfer window.
Considering Watford already have Costel Pantilimon, Heurelho Gomes, Daniel Bachmann and Giedrius Arlauskis on their books, bringing in yet another goalkeeper makes very little sense.
Maybe Watford will buy Karnezis and loan him back to Udinese?
We’ll have to wait and see, but this is a story that seems to just be written out of habit, due to the history of deals between the two sides, more than anything else.