According to a report by Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Watford are tracking the services of Palermo attacking midfielder Igor Coronado.
The editorial claims the Brazilian has been scouted by the Premier League club and the general consensus is that a summer switch is possible.
The 25-year-old has had an interesting career to date, including a four-year spell at League One side MK Dons as a youth-team player before leaving for Switzerland side Grasshoppers.
Coronado did not manage to make an appearance for MK Dons, though he did talk about his time at the club in an interview with the Times of Malta as he explained watching coaches Roberto di Matteo and Paul Ince in action.
“My first professional club was in England, MK Dons, who were in the third division at the time and then went up to the second tier. I was 15 when I joined MK Dons and stayed there until 19,” he explained.
“I had the opportunity to watch Roberto Di Matteo and Paul Ince work but I only trained with them on a few occasions.”
Coronado spent just six months in Switzerland with Grasshoppers’ reserve side, before moving to Malta and then on to Italy – first with Trapani and now with Palermo.
The attacking midfielder has since become a fan favourite at Palermo, featuring in 28 of their Serie B games thus far as the club currently sit in third position in the table in the fight for automatic promotion.
Watford are not strangers to buying players from abroad, what with their owners having an extensive scouting network from their experiences at both Granada in Spain and Udinese in Italy.
The Hornets have used their knowledge in the transfer market to great effect during their time in the Premier League, and Coronado is the sort of player who would often go under the radar.