Report: Greece international defender Jose Holebas agrees to join Watford

Watford have been linked with a move for Roma defender Jose Holebas.

According to a report in the Rome-based publication Il Tempo, AS Roma defender Jose Holebas has agreed to join newly-promoted Premier League outfit Watford.

The Hornets are scouring the foreign market in a bid to improve their squad this summer, owing to the influence of the Pozzo owners who have great connections in Italy and Spain.

Following reports in the BBC of a £7 million agreement for Genoa winger Diego Perotti, Watford are now on the verge of another signing from Italy in the form of Jose Holebas.

The Greek international left-back only joined Roma last summer but after making just 24 Serie A appearances, his time in Italy looks to over amid reports of an agreement to move to England.

“The Greek defender has reached an agreement to join Watford fresh from their promotion to the Premier League. A principal deal between the clubs has also been concluded,” the report in Il Tempo states.

What could Jose Holebas bring to Watford?

Having played at 1860 Munich and Olympiakos before his move to Roma, Holebas boasts a wealth of experience at the top level and has represented Greece 27 times.

Born in Germany, the 30-year-old is versatile and can also be pushed up to play in a left-midfield role, providing strength in depth over two positions.

In 23 Serie A starts last season, Holebas averaged 2.5 tackles, 2.4 interceptions and three effective clearances per top-flight encounter.

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