Valon Behrami eyes Switzerland return

Switzerland international ValonBehrami has reportedly declared his intention to leave Watford in the summer as he plans to get close to his father with a potential return home.

The former Hamburg man has played a key role in keeping the Hornets in the Premier League over the past two seasons, and he has now become homesick in spite of having never played in the Swiss league.

The 32-year-old currently has a year left on his existing deal, and he is prepared to force his way to Sion in order to come closer to his family located his hometown of Lugano, he said, via The Sun: "I have had discussions with Sion, and there is something serious going on with them. Joining them would be a challenge for me, and I have never yet played in the Swiss Super League. I want to play for a club either in or nearer to Switzerland, as I'd like to live in Lugano with my family. I have told Watford that I want to move, and they will decide what happens. But I will accept whichever decision they take, as I get on very well with them.”

Behrami has played in three different countries viz. Italy, Germany and England over the course of his club career, and he admits that his next contract could be his last as he looks to end his career on a fine note in his home nation. Behrami continues to be force to reckon with in the national setup as he provided a brilliant 50 yard assist in Switzerland’s 2-0 win over Faroe Islands in the World Cup qualifiers.

The central midfielder has had persistent niggles during his time at Watford, and this has restricted him to just 44 outings across all competitions. He has worked with two managers in Quique Sanchez Flores, and Walter Mazzarri, but it appears that he won’t take part in Marcos Silva’s reign at Vicarage Road.