OFFICIAL: Hornets Decide Loan Best For Peñaranda Development
Watford teenage starlet Adalberto Peñaranda will continue his development with a loan at Italy Serie A club Udinese.
The Hornets believe the highly-rated 19-year-old’s progress is best served in the immediate future with regular first-team football.
Peñaranda, who signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Watford earlier this year, has recently returned from international duty with Venezuela at the Copa America.
He played 23 times in La Liga while at Granada last season, scoring five goals, and beat Lionel Messi’s record in December as the youngest non-Spanish scorer of a brace in the Spanish top-tier.
Peñaranda first broke through in his native Venezuela at Deportivo La Guaira, where he featured nearly 40 times.