Watford director Cristiano Giaretta had already given a few interviews to the Italian media during the season, and now following the Hornets’ promotion, he’s opening up about a few more subjects.
The official has now spoken to outlet Calciomercato, and this time, there was a very interesting discussion about the transfer plans the English club have for the upcoming summer window.
“The Italian and the English markets are not very different, in both cases a deal can be sorted in a day or a month,” Giaretta told Calcio Mercato.
“The difference is in the last days of negotiations: in Italy they are organised in a single hotel with journalists and cameras, in England they are like all the others. And this helps not to be reduced to the last minute to close an operation.”
Asked if Watford have been receiving any offers for talented youngsters such as Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro, Giaretta made the club’s plans very clear.
“They both had a very high level season, they’ve grown a lot. At the moment nobody has made themselves heard, but we want to keep them in the Premier League too.”
Regarding the relationship Watford have with Udinese, since both clubs are owned by the Pozzo family, Giaretta was quizzed if they’ve already chosen the players who could switch between Serie A and the Premier League this summer.
“Not yet, we usually do it at the end of the season. Udinese still have five important games to play.”
Giaretta also spoke about the recent rumours which have been linking Ashley Young to a return to Vicarage Road. He made it clear there’s been nothing so far.
“He grew up with us, he has his heart here. He also made a beautiful post on social media after our promotion in the Premier League. For now we’ve had no contact.”