Report: Albania talisman tipped to leave Lazio for Watford

Albania's Etrit Berisha reacts

Watford have been linked with a move for Albania talisman and Lazio star Etrit Berisha.

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The Hornets start life under new boss Walter Mazzarri next season following a successful return to the top flight and the club has been linked with a host of players in this summer's transfer window.

Although Heurelho Gomes was one of the stars of a campaign which saw Watford make it to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley it now seems his place next season could be under threat.

Albania's Etrit BerishaAlbania's Etrit Berisha

Berisha set for Vicarage Road?

That's if reports emanating from Italy are to be believed after Lazio news outlet lalaziosiamonoi claimed the club's goalkeeper Etrit Berisha could be set for a move to Vicarage Road.

According to the report the Albanian number one, who has featured for his country at Euro 2016, wants more game time after playing just 38 times for Lazio in the last three years.

Albania's Etrit Berisha in actionAlbania's Etrit Berisha in action at Euro 2016 against hosts France

Competition from Italy and Turkey

Watford must fight off competition from Turkish champions Besiktas and Italian side Sassuolo for a player whose contract expires next year with Lazio keen to cash in.

The report says Berisha hopes his performances at Euro 2016 will attract interested clubs.

- Albania's Etrit Berisha makes a save during trainingAlbania's Etrit Berisha makes a save during training

Three things to know about Berisha

Here's three things Watford fans need to know about the 27-year-old 'keeper.

1) Berisha is known for his athleticism in goal, but is just as good up the other end having scored four penalties during his career so far.

2) He played all of Albania's matches in Euro 2016 qualifying and tournament proper as his side impressed despite just missing out on the last 16.

3) He was named Serie A Foreign Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013–14.

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