Roberto Pereyra Reveals Desire to Leave Watford at End of Season

​Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra has confessed that he wants to leave the Hornets at the end of the season in order to move to another team in Europe.

The Argentine, who joined Watford back in 2016, has made 19 appearances in all competitions this season, but he has been unable to stop them from falling into a relegation battle. Nigel Pearson's side currently sit 19th in the standings, two points adrift from safety.


Even if ​Watford can stay up, it appears as though this will be Pereyra's last season at Vicarage Road, as he told ​Fox Sports Argentina that he has already informed the club of his desire to leave.

"I have three years left on my contract, but in June I would like a change of scenery. It's already been spoken about, so we'll see what happens," he revealed.

"It would be nice to go back to River, I think about that all the time but I don't think it's time. I want to stay in Europe for a few more years and then return to River."

Roberto Pereyra

Interestingly, Pereyra penned a five-year contract when he joined from ​Juventus back in 2016 which was set to expire in 2021, and there has been no mention of a contract extension for the Argentine in recent years, yet his own comments suggest that he remains under contract until 2023.

Regardless of his contract situation, it seems like his time at Vicarage Road could be coming to an end, and the 29-year-old will likely have plenty of offers from around Europe. 

He bagged six goals and three assists in the ​Premier League last season, but has struggled to replicate that form this year as Watford have found themselves labouring at the bottom end of the Premier League table.

Nigel Pearson,Hayden Mullins

​Chelsea were even linked with Pereyra back in January 2019, with Maurizio Sarri thought to be a big fan of the Argentine, but plenty has changed at Stamford Bridge and a move for Pereyra will almost certainly be off the table these days.

However, there will likely be plenty of other sides keen on Pereyra, who seems determined to spend a few years elsewhere in Europe before returning to his homeland.

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Source : 90min