Faraoni leaves Watford

19/07/2014 12:31

Italian wing back Marco Davide Faraoni, has left Watford and joined fellow Pozzo owned club Udinese. A move back to Italy has been on the cards for a while now for Faraoni, after he did not join up with the Watford squad for pre season, and it has now been announced, by both clubs, that the 22 year old has returned to Udinese after one season with the hornets.

Faraoni joined Watford last summer on a five year deal from Udinese. He started off brightly and earned a trademark for his impressive first touch. However his performance levels dropped and for large parts of the season he looked disinterested. Much was expected of Faraoni considering his previous teams and track record however it’s fair to say that the Italian never really got to grips with the Championship. He did show glimpses of his quality, for example his goal against Norwich, however he never suited the style of the Championship and its physicality. In his one and only season with the hornets, Faraoni made 42 appearances scoring 4 goals.

It has been evident for a while that the Italian would be returning to Italy after he didn’t turn up for Pre Season with Watford and the Watford Observer confirmed that the Italian would not be staying with Watford. Faraoni will now return to Italy and play for Udinese who originally signed him from Inter Milan in 2012 before giving him to the Hornets in the summer of 2013. The Italian may play against the Hornets though in a few weeks time though when Udinese head to Vicarage Road to play Watford in a pre season friendly. Good luck Marco and thanks for all your efforts!