Report: Watford interested in summer move for Mirko Pigliacelli

Watford are reportedly keen on signing Mirko Pigliacelli this summer.

As reported by TMW, Watford are interested in Pigliacelli, and are keen on bringing him to England this summer.

AEK Athens are also reported as having an interest in the 21-year-old goalkeeper, who currently plays for Serie B side Frosinone Calcio, having left Parma in January.

He has played 16 times this season, conceding 24 goals, and has also enjoyed spells with Roma’s Primavera team, Regina and Sassuolo.

He has also been capped at every youth level for Italy from Under-18 upwards, being currently part of the Under-21 side, with two caps to his name.

The Hornets are keen to add a second choice stopper to their ranks, so as to allow Jonathan Bond the chance to go out on loan and pick up match experience.

Pigliacelli has certainly not shown enough to be guaranteed a starting role for the newly promoted Premier League side, and Heurelho Gomes enjoyed a tremendous season between the posts at Vicarage Road this term.

If Pigliacelli does agree a deal, it is likely that he will be to provide back-up for the Brazilian stopper, whilst developing under his tutelage as a long-term replacement for the goalkeeping role.

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