Palermo plot Hornets striker swoop

Palermo plot Hornets striker swoop

Palermo are plotting a move to 'rescue' injured Watford striker Stefano Okaka after originally failing to lure him last summer.

The Sicilian club were keen on signing the frontman from Anderlecht in the last transfer window but he opted to join Watford instead.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Palermo could make a fresh move after receiving up to 200m euros of investment from China.

Okaka has played just 12 minutes of football for the club since making the switch from Belgium - as a substitute in the 4-2 win at West Ham last month.

He has since been suffering from a groin problem.

La Gazzetta claim head coach Walter Mazzarri no longer counts on Okaka but they state that his salary package could be hard for Palermo to match.

The 27-year-old Italian international has previously had spells in Serie A with Sampdoria and Roma.


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