Watford will step up their plan to fully integrate Adalberto Penaranda into their Premier League squad next season by applying for a work permit next week.
Doubt was raised yesterday about when exactly the Venezuelan sensation, who signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the Hornets in January, would be moving permanently to Vicarage Road after the following tweet appeared on the English language Twitter account associated with Granada, the club where Penaranda is on loan.
Interestingly, the club’s official account only tweeted the following from a press conference with Penaranda.
WD Sport has been told that Watford are in control of the footballing destiny of the exciting 18-year-old forward and, provided the Home Office allow him to work in this country, Penaranda will report for pre-season training with Quique Sanchez Flores and the rest of the players who are not involved in Euro 2016.
We understand Penaranda and his agent have received details of suitable properties in Hertfordshire and north London, a process usually smoothed by Richard Line, the club’s football operations manager, and Lorenzo Libutti, the international player liaison officer.
Penaranda, Isaac Success and Abdoulaye Doucoure will play their final game for Granada on May 15 against Barcelona.
Click HERE to be reminded of the process Watford will have to go through to land a work permit for Penaranda.
Click HERE to see what we made of Penaranda when he played against Real Madrid.