Watford sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has spoken about the future of Achraf Lazaar and said no decision has been made on his future just yet.

The full-back was brought in on a short-term basis until the end of the season with Adam Masina out injured for the first half of the campaign.

Since then, Masina has been in great form since returning to the first team in December and has limited the number of chances Lazaar has had to feature.

In an interview with Tutto mercato web, Giaretta said that Lazaar's signing was a good one, but that a decision on his future will only be made at the end of the season.

“After the injury at the start of the season, Masina came back in great shape from December," he said. "He is doing very well. We took Lazaar as an alternative, he is paying for Adam's good form but he showed us that it was an important choice. The player is there, he just needs continuity.

“We have eight games, we must not make mistakes and think about nothing but the pitch. Any decision is postponed to the end of the Championship. We have created a very good position that we need to increase. We need maximum concentration, to keep our heads down and our feet on the pedal."

Looking ahead to the summer transfer window Giaretta has suggested it may be more difficult than ever to do business following the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

He predicts it could be another year before things start to return to normal.

“It will be a recovery market compared to January. But the recovery is far away," he said. "It will take a full year of football. Then there may be a recovery."