Report: Watford star Gerard Deulofeu 'obsessed' with sealing Milan return

Quique Sanchez Flores, Manager of Watford looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Norwich City and Watford FC at Carrow Road on November 08, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom.

Premier League strugglers Watford need to keep Gerard Deulofeu but he is dreaming of a second spell in Serie A with AC Milan.

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019

Gerard Deulofeu is desperate to leave Premier League strugglers Watford during the January transfer window, according to Calciomercato, and the Spain international would return to AC Milan ‘in a heartbeat’.

If it wasn’t for Deulofeu, Watford might still be without a win in their opening 12 games of the 2019/20 season. Quique Sanchez Flores’ side were outplayed for long periods last time out away at Norwich City but, thanks to a goal and an assist from this most enigmatic of talents, the Hornets finally got three points on the board after months of trying.

 

So the prospect of losing their most influential and gifted attacker midway through the season doesn’t bare thinking about for a Watford side still three points adrift of safety.

Unfortunately for them, Deulofeu has his heart set on a second spell at the San Siro. The 25-year-old spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan with the Rossoneri and, although Milan are not the all-conquering force they once were, they clearly left a real impression on a one-time Barcelona starlet.

Gerard Deulofeu of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 21, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

Calciomercato claims that Deulofeu has always regretted failing to seal a permanent move to the seven-time European champions and returning has become an ‘obsession’.

Milan, for what it’s worth, know that Deulofeu would love to come back, though Watford’s £34 million price-tag puts a January deal in doubt.

Suddenly, Elton John’s 1976 classic ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ takes on extra significance for these already worried Watford supporters.

Chelsea's Brazilian-Italian defender Emerson Palmieri (L) vies with Watford's Spanish midfielder Gerard Deulofeu during the English Premier League football match between Watford and...

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