Agent of Watford outcast Mathias Ranegie admits his future lies elsewhere

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The Swede has just returned from a loan spell in China with Dalian Aerbin.

Watford's partnership with Italian side Udinese, also owned by the Pozzo family, has seen plenty of big names arrive at Vicarage Road.

Some of those players have been big hits, whilst others have failed to thrive.

One such player for the latter category would be Mathias Ranegie.

The Sweden international arrived at Watford from Udinese in January 2014. But in his two years at Vicarage Road he has struggled to settle into a regular starting spot - despite scoring four goals in 10 appearances for The Hornets.

He was loaned out to Millwall last season and spent this year with Chinese outfit Dalian Aerbin - where he scored 11 goals in 28 appearances.

That loan deal has now ended and the 31-year-old striker is now back in England.

However his agent has made it clear he is unlikely to be sticking around.

Patrick Dark told Fotboll Direkt that he is likely to leave the club and discussed a move back to Sweden:

"They have a number of forwards who have stepped forward now, as Ighalo, who is very good. So it feels like his chances to play in Watford, they are probably very very small. So it is necessary to find a solution.

"We'll see (if he returns to Sweden). The problems is that there is no Allsvenskan club who can handle his large salary. If Watford agree to take a portion of their salary. Or Ragge will lose pay, very much. So both of those factors do not make it simple."

Watford's current striker options are strong - with Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo starring - and Ranegie therefore has little chance of first-team football at Vicarage Road.

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