Ignacio Pussetto wants to stay with Udinese, even if Watford are able to return to the Premier League.

The Argentinian is currently recovering from an injury on loan at the club he joined the Hornets from in January last year and in an interview for La Gazzetta dello Sport said he has no interest in returning to England.

Following his arrival at Vicarage Road last season, the winger made seven appearances but failed to impress and, after playing in just two matches under Vladimir Ivic, including the dismal 3-1 defeat at Newport County in the Carabao Cup, he was sent back to the fellow Pozzo-owned club.

Asked if he saw his future with Udinese, he said: “I really hope so. I’m not the one who decides, but I’d like to stay here. The path taken by Udinese is the right one.

“There’s everything, excellent facilities, it was my first European stop and I immediately felt at ease. I play with friends, I feel like I’m with my family. Udine reminds me so much of my hometown, Canada Rosquin. And a quiet city and the club is well organised. And I prefer Serie A to Premier League, even if Watford can go back."

Action Images

Action Images

Despite his desire to stay in Italy, Pussetto admits he still takes an interest in Watford, claiming: "I always follow them on TV.”

However, he admitted he found life difficult in England, particularly under Nigel Pearson, and said that he much prefers playing under Luca Gotti.

“In London Nigel Pearson always played the same 11," he said. "Here, Gotti, is someone with whom you can also talk about things from normal life. A great person, Udinese found the right coach.”

While he looks likely to stay in Udinese for the long term, Pussetto's immediate future is consigned to the treatment room, with his knee injury ruling him out for the rest of the season.

“The recovery is going well. I started running. My right knee responds well," he said. "I won’t be able to play the last few games of this league, but I’ll be ready for the next one.”