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M’Baye Niang set to return to Italy

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The days of AC Milan loanee M’Baye Niang in England are set to be numbered as the player has hinted towards a rejection of a permanent deal with the Hornets.

The 21-year-old French striker joined EPL side Watford in January from AC Milan, raising the eyebrows of many. But he started his career in England in a great fashion with a goal away at Emirates in a win against Arsenal, he also scored in his home debut against Burnley. But the performances of the French U21 international has dipped gradually and he has failed to impress in the last few matches for the Vicarage Road side. He has represented the Hornets 15 times in total and has struck twice with two assists to his name also.

In spite of his fading performances, Watford decided to make his move permanent as he played a crucial role in securing the top flight status of Walter Mazzari’s men. But the player is no more willing to strike a deal with Watford and is set to return to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza next summer.

Sources claim that the departure of Walter Mazzari has played a crucial part in this decision of M’Baye Niang. The former Inter and Napoli boss was instrumental in landing the player at Vicarage Road, but Mazzari’s removal has probably raised concerns of him falling out of favour next season under a new boss.

Under these circumstances, the former Caen striker has decided to make a return to the Rossoneri in the summer bidding Adios to Watford and EPL.