Valon Behrami looks set to leave Watford this summer, with the Switzerland international pining for a return back to his home country.

The 32-year-old has been sought by FC Sion since earlier in the year as owner Christian Constantin confirmed to the Watford Observer in March.

And now Behrami himself has come forward to suggest he is ready to return to the continent, 14 years after he left his home country in 2003.

Speaking to The Sun, the midfielder said his main wish was to move nearer to his family, who are based in Lugano, a three-hour drive from Sion.

Behrami has demonstrated his professionalism throughout his two-year stay in Hertfordshire - and said he would accept whatever decision Watford made over his future.

He said: "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 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.

“I now hope to have four weeks off.  I need this time for the sake of my mind and my body, as this last season hasn’t been the easiest.

“The next contract I sign will probably be my last, so I have to give it serious thought.”