Report: Marco Motta has ‘verbal agreement’ for Watford contract

Motta looks set to agree a new contract at recently promoted Watford.

Motta arrived at Vicarage Road in February, and he has told Gianluca Di Marzio that he has an agreement with Hornets owner Gino Pozzo to agree a long-term deal with the Hertfordshire club now winning promotion to the Premier League.

“I hope to be able to stay here,” the once-capped Italian international said. “I have a verbal agreement with Gino Pozzo and I can't wait until I can make my debut in the Premier League and the FA Cup which is the most beautiful trophy in the world.”

A 28-year-old right-back, Motta has made eight appearances for Slavisa Jokanovic’s men this term, having cancelled his contract with Juventus in January. He arrived at Vicarage Road the following month, and has impressed playing as both a natural defender and wing-back.

He has done a fair amount to aid the Hornets push for promotion, although he was sent off in the 2-2 draw with Derby County, and he is likely to feature this weekend, as Jokanovic looks to lead Watford to the Championship title with a victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Italian international certainly has shown the quality to impress in the Championship, and his experience of Serie A and the Champions League could prove vital in Watford’s Premier League campaign next term.

It was always suspected that he would agree a deal if promotion was achieved, and Motta has gone on to confirm this days after Premier League football was secured. It is unlikely that an announcement will be made before the transfer window opens, but it will be pleasing for Watford fans, knowing that another top level defender has tied their future to the club.

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