Gerard Deulofeu has played down reports of a Premier League return with West Ham United but admits he is open to considering a move away from Serie A side Udinese, speaking to Diario AS.
After shining on and off at Barcelona, AC Milan, Everton and Watford, one of European football’s most enigmatic forwards is finally starting to shine every week just days away from turning 29.and birthday.
With 12 Serie A goals to his name, this is the most prolific league campaign of Deulofeu’s senior career.
And Calciomercato claim West Ham have contacted Udinese to inquire about the availability of their snake-hipped Spain international.
West Ham want Gerard Deulofeu
“At the moment, these are just rumours,” Deulofeu said when asked to comment on reports suggesting he could leave the Dacia Arena soon.
“I admit that I would like to take the plunge but everything has its process and I am very happy at Udinese. I am 28 years old and the best of my career is yet to come.
“Yes (it’s the best season of my career) and I know why. Before I was very inconsistent, now I’m at a point in my life where everything I do has meaning.
£17million-rated Deulofeu, who fired Watford to the 2019 FA Cup final with a riveting second-half performance against Wolves a few years ago, could reunite with close friend Pablo Fornals if West Ham step up interest .
Moreover, Deulofeu’s agent has already reached an agreement with Udinese owners regarding a possible summer departure.
“There is a great relationship with the Pozzo family,” says the representative Corriere dello Sport.
“But we all agree that next year for Deulofeu could be the one that takes a big leap forward. There is no possibility that can be ruled out.
“Today he is the best Deulofeu of all time.”
In other news, Rio Ferdinand says Tottenham would be ‘crazy’ not to sign the ‘phenomenal’ 22-year-old