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Loan Watch: Luis Suarez could give the Watford a selection headache if his form continues

In our Loan Watch feature, the Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are doing whilst they are away from their home and provide a brief update regarding their progress.

After last week’s section on Watford’s loanees, there has been another round of fixtures to talk about.

Last week we took a look at the players Ken Sema, Jerome Sinclair, Ben Wilmot, Adalberto Penaranda and Cucho Hernandez, however, with Wilmot still not featuring for Swansea and Hernandez still out injured for Mallorca, there are only three players to update about.

Indeed, we’ve also added Luis Javier Suarez Charris (Luis Suarez) to the list, who is in great nick in La Liga 2 with Real Zaragoza.


Continuing in from last week, Sema had performed in the first two games of the season, coming on in their 1-0 win over AC Milan and then starting in their 3-1 loss to Parma.

Sema did enough to keep his starting place despite their loss to Parma – a tough match away at the San Siro to play Internazionale.

The winger played at left-midfield in a 3-5-1-1 for the Pozzo-owned side, however, he didn’t have his finest of matches with WhoScored only rating him a 6.2/10. before being substituted in the 81st minute.


It hasn’t been the best of spells so far for Jerome Sinclair – last week when we updated you he had started three games and come on in two. This week, he was on the bench for VVV Venlo’s 2-1 win over FC Groningen, coming on for 29 minutes.

WhoScored didn’t think Jerome Sinclair had the best of games, with the forward coming on on the left-wing. They gave him a rating of 5.9/10 for his performance, with the winger being dispossessed three times in just 23 minutes. He also didn’t register a single dribble or shot throughout the game.


With Adalberto Penaranda, 22, joining on September 2, he has since had an opportunity to have his first match.

Penaranda made his debut versus Zulte Waregem on the weekend in a 1-1 draw in the Belgian Jupiler League. He was unable to register a goal or an assist and also picked up a yellow card.

More positively, Penaranda did manage to play the whole 90 minutes playing on the right-wing for the Belgian side.


Luis Suarez has had a fantastic start to life in the second-tier of Spanish football.

The Colombian joined Watford in 2017 from Colombian side Leones and was instantly loaned to Real Valladolid’s reserves. Last season, he played for Gimnastic de Tarragona before being sanctioned this move to Real Zaragoza this campaign.

In just five games the 21-year-old has managed to score four goals, and even managed to grab an assist in his last game. He is currently the top scorer for the side.

He’s been a key part of Zaragoza’s flying start to the season – they are currently third in the league and have not lost after five games.

Things haven’t all gone to plan so far for Watford’s loanees, however, Luis Suarez is having an especially good time in La Liga 2. Four goals in five games is great form, and if he can carry it on, there will be questions to see whether he is ready to be in and around the first-team squad at least next season, despite the jump in quality.

How many of these players have a future at Watford? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

Loan Watch: Luis Suarez could give the Watford a selection headache if his form continues
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