Aussie whizkid Panos Armenakas has rejected the Premier League's biggest clubs to sign for Udinese.
The 16-year-old, who grew up in Australia, joined Watford's academy in 2012. The Hornets hoped he would stay with them in their youth set-up and named him as a first-year scholar in April.
But Armenakas has agreed a three-year professional contract at Udinese, who are owned by the Pozzo family also in charge of Watford.
The left-footed attacking midfielder – who has a Greek-Australian father and American mother – is currently choosing to play for the Greek Under 17s, but it is understood he is also interested in representing Australia.
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