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Watford looking to pip Roma to signing of Serie A ace

| 30.06.2016

Having just secured the signature of teenage prodigy Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool, new Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is not content to rest on his laurels – with the Hornets gaffer reportedly set to sign Torino right-back Bruno Peres from under the noses of Serie A outfit Roma.

The Brazilian helped I Granata to a solid mid-table finish last season, thanks to his consistently solid displays and ability to create goals from the right flank – producing seven assists during their league campaign, as well as chipping in with several goals.

With 69 games at Torino under his belt, following a 2014 move from homeland club Santos, the pacy 26-year-old renewed his contract last year, but his impressive displays have seen the player’s demand rise – and word is the Turin outfit are prepared to sell.

Serie A heavyweights Roma had been favourites to snap up the Sao Paulo native. However, with I Granata unlikely to want to sell to their direct rivals, and Hornets manager Mazzarri well-connected in Italian football, the Hertfordshire club now look the most likely side to pick up the talented Brazilian this summer.

And with Transfermarkt.co.uk valuing the player at £7.5m, the Vicarage Road board wouldn’t have to break the bank to get their man – especially with the new TV rights deal beginning in August.

With Mazzarri continuing to improve the squad, the Hornets look unlikely to face the drop at 2/1, while optimistic Watford fans can back the side to crack into the Premier League’s top four next season (100/1) or even to win the title (1000/1).

Bringing in players of Peres’ quality at Vicarage Road will only increase the chance of Watford defying the odds to enjoy a Leicester-esque rise this summer.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.