Watford set sights on AC Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez

    Watford have reportedly initiated contacts with AC Milan to understand the availability of Ricardo Rodriguez, according to the recent claims from England

    Although the Hornets enjoyed an upturn in form since Nigel Pearson took over the reins, strengthening a fragile defense will be high on their list of priorities in the January transfer window.

    Only three sides have shipped more goals than Watford (33) in the Premier League this season, and Pearson will be eager to bolster his defensive options this winter.

    Also, with Jose Holebas already entered the autumn of his career, Pearson needs another experienced left-back to provide cover for the indispensable Kiko Femenia.

    As reported by the Daily Mail, Watford have already established contacts with AC Milan over Ricardo Rodriguez, who is enduring a challenging time in Serie A.

    The 27-year-old left-back has found himself on the fringes of the Rossoneri squad ever since Theo Hernandez’s arrival at the San Siro in the summer.

    Frustrated with a lack of game time, the Switzerland international might be willing to switch away from Italy’s fashion capital after being handed just five league starts this campaign.

    After re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the fallen Milanese giants will have to ship some of their outcasts out to fund the 38-year-old’s wages, which could help to facilitate the whole operation.

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