Report: Watford’s Adalberto Penaranda wants Vicarage Road return; Hornets also keen

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Adalberto Penaranda is eyeing a move back to Watford.

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According to reports from AS, Watford’s £8 million signing Adalberto Penaranda is keen on a return to Vicarage Road this summer.

The Pozzo family have a peculiar method of running the affairs when it comes to football and transfer of players between their three clubs - Udinese, Granada and Watford - have become commonplace over the last few seasons.

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Perhaps no one epitomizes this better than young Adalberto Penaranda. The 19-year-old was signed by Udinese from Deportivo La Guaira for a fee believed to be in the region of around £415,000 back in the summer of 2015 and was immediately drafted out on loan at Granada.

Just six months later, it was announced that Penaranda had signed for Watford for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £8 million but that the striker would be remaining at Granada on loan till the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, to complicate matters the Pozzo family recently sold Granada to Chinese firm Link International Sports and now according to reports from AS, Watford are planning to cut the teenager’s spell at the Spanish side short.

Penaranda is also believed to be keen on a move back to Watford and Juan Carlos Cordero, the recently departed sporting director of Granada, is in charge of facilitating the return of the Venezuelan wonder-kid this summer.

A potential hiccup to the deal is that Penaranda does not possess a European passport and Watford could find it difficult to obtain a work permit for the youngster.

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