Watford’s owners, the Pozzo family, are all too familiar with Roberto Pereyra after the Argentina international spent three years with their Italian club Udinese before moving to Juventus and now it would appear they have successfully negotiated a deal to bring the midfielder to Vicarage Road.
The 25-year-old has been a target for new Watford coach Walter Mazzarri over the summer and after an initial bid was rejected by Juventus, it is understood that a fee of around €15 million has now been accepted.
Pereyra’s agent Claudio Vagheggi revealed some days ago that the contract was already been negotiated and was close to completion.
“Roberto is happy at Juventus. He wouldn’t turn down the Premier League, so we await the next few days with confidence,” explained Vagheggi.
Having struggled for regular playing time last season in Turin, Pereyra is prepared to move and will reportedly sign a five-year deal with the Hornets, which could be worth an estimated €2m per season.
The former River Plate midfielder was part of Argentina’s Copa América squad in 2015 and has ten appearances for La Albiceleste.
Despite seeing his path to Juve’s first team blocked last season, Pereyra has impressed in Italy initially with Udinese and after his loan to the Bianconeri was made permanent so the move represents a coup for Watford, who are looking to build on their outstanding first season back in the Premier League.