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Watford midfielder Pereyra returns to Udinese

Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Manchester City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - July 21, 2020 Watford's Roberto Pereyra, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/John Sibley/Files

(Reuters) - Watford's Argentina midfielder Roberto Pereyra has returned to Serie A club Udinese on a permanent deal, the English second-tier Championship club said in a statement here on Monday.

Pereyra scored 18 goals in 115 games in all competitions for Watford after his arrival from Italian club Juventus in 2016.

The 29-year-old previously played for Udinese from 2011-15, where he scored eight goals and had 10 assists in more than 100 games in all competitions.

Udinese are 14th in the Serie A standings.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; editing by Clare Fallon