Roberto Pereyra agrees basic deal with Watford, says agent

The Juventus playmaker has agreed a basic deal to come to Vicarage Road this summer, according to his agent Claudio Vagheggi.

Roberto Pereyra agrees basic deal with Watford, says agent
Pereyra is close to making a move to Watford (Photo: Getty Images)

Juventus attacking midfielder Roberto Pereyra may well be heading to Watford as his agent has confirmed that a basic deal has been agreed.

Walter Mazzarri has moved one step closer to bringing in the playmaker that he has hinted at all summer to Vicarage Road.

Agent Claudio Vagheggi also stated that his client would not turn down the chance to play in the Premier League.

The midfielder made 13 appearances for Juventus last season (Photo: Getty Images)
The midfielder made 13 appearances for Juventus last season (Photo: Getty Images)

Argentine would make good addition

The signing of the Argentine playmaker could cost the Hornets a fee worth up to £13 million and Pereyra is believed to be landing in the country by Thursday.

Vagheggi told Calciomercato.com that negotiations are “in progress” between Juventus and Watford, and that they are “working well” with one another.

He said: “There is a basic deal, but in football you can never say until the signatures have been put on the paperwork. The two clubs are working to get the figures straight.”

The agent went on to announce that he believes the next 48 hours “can be important” as the Hornets look to add the high-calibre player to their squad ahead of Saturday’s match with Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

Pereyra's agent has confirmed a basic deal has been agreed (Photo: Getty Images)
Pereyra's agent has confirmed a basic deal has been agreed (Photo: Getty Images)

Deal for Pereyra could be agreed soon

Sources close to Pereyra have said that the player is keen on joining Watford, and his agent reiterated that he has every intention of moving to England to play in the Premier League.

“Roberto is happy at Juventus,” Vagheggi said. “He wouldn’t turn down the Premier League, so we await the next few days with confidence.”

There has been speculation all summer long about whether the playmaker would or wouldn’t be coming to the Premier League.

However, his agent appears to have signalled that the green light that the transfer is very likely and it may well be settled this week.

Watford opened up their Premier League campaign at the weekend with a 1-1 draw with Southampton, but lacked that creative spark going forward.