Report: Watford understood to have made official bid for Juventus' Roberto Pereyra

Roberto Pereyra - Juventus

Roberto Pereyra has been linked with a whole host of European clubs.

Juventus' Roberto Pereyra celebrates scoring their first goalWatford are understood to have bid for Juventus' Roberto Pereyra

Sky Sports News are reporting that Watford have made an official £7.8 million (€10 million) bid for Juventus and Argentina star Roberto Pereyra.

The 25-year-old has been linked with West Ham United, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Zenit St Petersburg. It seems now, though, that Watford will be the first to test the Bianconeri's resolve with a concrete offer for the Argentina international as reported by Sky Sports.

Juventus' Roberto Pereyra and Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa in actio Pereyra has represented his club and country at the highest level

The former Udinese man has 10 caps for his country, but was a peripheral figure for the Italian champions last term, making only 16 appearances.

Watford's reported bid for Pereyra highlights just how far England's so-called smaller clubs have come over the past year or so in both financial and reputational terms. The new TV deal signed by the Premier League has given the likes of Watford the opportunity to compete in a market that was once considered beyond them.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesThe signing of Pereyra would represent a massive coup for Watford should a move to the Hornets materialise

Pereyra's versatility will be very useful if he did end up moving to Watford with the Hertfordshire outfit possessing one of the smaller squads in the Premier League.

He can play as a winger on either side, or in a midfield role, and would be a fantastic acquisition for the Hornets, should a move come to fruition.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesPereyra in action for his country

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