Cape Town - Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu could
"one day" make a return to Serie A outfit AC Milan, according to the
player's agent, Albert Botines.
Deulofeu, 25, spent the second half of the 2016-2017 season on loan
with the Rossoneri from Everton, scoring four goals from 17 Serie A
The man capped four times by Spain then returned to Barcelona as the
Catalans exercised their buy-back clause from the Toffees but, after
limited game-time with the Nou Camp giants, he penned a loan deal with
the Hornets from January 2018 until the end of the campaign.
That became permanent in the summer of 2018 and the former Barca
youth team star bagged 12 goals from 34 appearances in all competitions
He has two goals from 12 top-flight outings in 2019-2020, scoring in
the club's last two games before the international break - a 2-1 loss to
Chelsea and a 2-0 victory over Norwich City.
The pacey winger has become a fans' favourite at Vicarage Road and
his form will go a long way in determining which division Quique Sanchez
Flores's side play in next season.
It seems as though Deulofeu was also popular at the San Siro and his
agent, Albert Botines, refused to rule out a return to the Italian
"He remained very tied to Milan and could return one day but we have
to see how things evolve," he told Sky. "Milan fans message him on
social media asking him to return. Gerard loves Serie A and Italian
football so something might happen in the future."
Watford fans will hope the ex-Sevilla loan star stays in
Hertfordshire as he is a player capable of unlocking defences and, with
goals at a premium for the Premier League strugglers, they need all the
creativity they can get to stave off the threat of relegation.
- TeamTalk Media