Federico Macheda is bidding to earn a contract with Watford, according to the Mirror.
The former Manchester United forward is currently without a club after being released by struggling Championship side Cardiff City last month and is keen to remain on these shores, where he has been for the majority of his career.
Prior to signing for the Bluebirds in the summer of 2014 he made thirty-six appearances for the Red Devils, where he began his professional career though he spent most of his time out on loan having spells with Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers and Birmingham City.
He also had a stint with Nottingham Forest last season but played just three times, failing to score while internationally he was capped ten times for Italy’s U21s.
He had a run out for Watford’s U23’s on Tuesday evening, scoring from the penalty spot in a 4-2 defeat to Hull City.