Report: Torino keen on Watford star Roberto Pereyra

Roberto Pereyra of Watford and Troy Deeney of Watford celebrate there sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at Vicarage Road on January 13, 2018...

Former Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra has been one of Watford's best signings over the last three years but could he return to Turin?

Roberto Pereyra of Watford in action with Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers  during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April...

According to a report from Gianluca Di Marzio, Torino have made it their primary objective to sign a midfielder and Watford's Roberto Pereyra is on top of their list.

The report says that the Turin-based club were keen on the Argentine play-maker last summer but a deal didn't go through.

However, Walter Mazzari is still keen on the 28-year-old who he managed during his time as Watford manager. 

 

Pereyra has been an integral part of Javi Graci's side this season, for whom he scored six goals and provided two assists in the Premier League. The former Juventus midfielder has mainly been used on the left-wing by Watford where he has excelled despite it not being his natural position. 

The report reveals that Torino will find it hard to convince Pereyra to make the switch after they finished outside the Europa League places.

However, Walter Mazzari's previous relationship with the midfielder could make the move easier and it would be a huge blow to the Hornets

Walter Mazzarri the manager of Watford reacts during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on May 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

Pereyra has played 83 times for Watford since making the £13 million switch from Juventus three years ago.

He has scored 13 goals and provided 10 assists which might seem average on paper but he has been hugely influential during his time at Vicarage Road. 

Roberto Pereyra of Watford celebrates their first goal that hit the post and lead to an own goal by Seamus Coleman of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford...

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