Watford closing in on double Serie A winner, £13m deal agreed

Watford are closing in on Juventus playmaker Roberto Pereyra, with Sky Sports reporting that they’ve agreed a £13m deal for the player.

The Hornets have been working hard to secure the Argentina international in recent weeks and it’s believed that a breakthrough has been made.

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Indeed, the Hertfordshire club have already had a bid of £7.8m rebuffed for Pereyra’s signature, but now reports claim that an offer of close to double that initial sum has been accepted by the Italian giants.

The 25-year-old played for the Pozzo family’s Udinese team for four years before joining Juve in 2015 and is thought to be seen as the sort of creative player Watford are currently lacking in attacking midfield.

Although he endured an injury hit 2015/16, Pereyra was a part of the Turin club’s Serie A success for the second successive season last term.

As well as the playmaker, the Vicarage Road side are believed to be tracking a new centre-back as the transfer deadline looms.