Roberto Pereyra
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Football news website TEAMtalk are running an exclusive story which claims that Chelsea are interested in signing Watford attacker Roberto Pereyra.

Pereyra has two Serie A winners’ medals, as well as 11 caps for Argentina. You may be wondering how a player with that C.V ended up at Watford.

The Watford faithful are probably thinking something similar, with the 27-year-old bagging five goals in his opening 11 Premier League appearances this term.

Pereyra has been one of the players of the season so far, and his good performances do not appear to have gone unnoticed across London.

TEAMtalk claim that Pereyra has been lined up by Chelsea as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard. They’re some big boots to fill.

Pereyra is very much Watford’s star man following the departure of Richarlison. Considering how much the Hornets banked through the sale of the Brazilian, Chelsea ought to ready the cheque book.

The BBC reported at the time that Richarlison’s move to Everton was worth £50M. Though that is looking like money well spent from the Toffees, we ought to avoid overpaying without the guarantee Pereyra can sustain this performance level.

Chelsea ought to continue to monitor him throughout the season before considering him as a viable replacement for someone as influential as Hazard. If his season-long performances would justify a big-money bid, then we can talk.

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