Tutto Mercato Web Radio on Wednesday held an interview with Italian pundit Antonio Di Gennaro.

The former player spoke about the current issues of Italian football, including the difficulty that some clubs have been having in the market.

Gennaro has talked about the difference between the Premier League and Serie A, and Watford fans will probably be proud that they’ve been used as an example in the discussion.

When speaking of why Italian sides must sell players to economically survive, he’s mentioned the Hornets as one of the clubs who can fight Italian giants in the transfer market.

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“What should teams like Napoli and Roma do? People complain, but the clubs have to evaluate the economic aspects of management down to the smallest detail, especially if the sports facilities are not allowed to be built,” said Gennaro.

“In England, Watford do almost as much as Juventus do: Can we compete? We also work well thanks to our personalities, the great executives.”

According to Transfermarkt, Watford’s current squad is worth €232.8m. Their most valuable players are considered to be Ismaila Sarr, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Gerard Deulofeu, João Pedro and Will Hughes, and two of them have joined the club this season.

Since their only sale was the one of Dodi Lukebaki, it’s safe to say the Hornets haven’t needed to give players away in order to survive.