Torino set to abandon Pereyra bid without Euro carrot
Torino’s hopes of signing Roberto Pereyra from Watford this summer have reportedly dropped due to their lack of European football.
Former Hornets boss Walter Mazzarri signed the 28-year-old Argentina international from Juventus when he was in charge at Vicarage Road and he is clearly a big fan of the player.
Mazzarri has tried to sign Pereyra in the previous two transfer windows and Watford technical director Filippo Giraldi recently suggested that the player could be tempted to move on to pastures new if a big club came in for him.
However, reports coming out of Italy are claiming that Torino’s failure to secure Europa League qualification would make it ‘much more complicated’ for them to swoop for Pereyra.
Il Toro have no chance of pinching sixth place and qualifying for European football next term because they are three points behind Roma with one game remaining, with the Rome outfit having the better of the head-to-head record.
But, even if Torino don’t step up their efforts to sign Pereyra, it’s believed that a number of other European clubs could look to prise him away for the Hornets.