It’s been a long time since Watford signed Juergen Elitim. That happened in 2018, when the Hornets reached an agreement with Granada to bring the midfielder to the Premier League.

It turns out, however, that the English club have never made use of him. With loans at Marbella, Ponferradina and now RC Deportivo de La Coruña, the 22-year-old ended up making his career in Spanish football.

With the good season he’s been having in La Coruña, it seems Elitim could leave Watford for good. At least that’s what his current club are planning to do by signing him on a permanent deal.

Cope today features a story with several compliments sent towards the midfielder, and also brings some quotes from pundit Paco Liaño, who highlights the big impact the player has been having on the Spanish side.

“The position Juergen occupies determines what Dépor wants to play for. If he plays on the double axis to get the ball out, you have opted for the most offensive lineup. His position marks the idea of the game that the team has,” said Liaño.

Cope then points out that Deportivo ‘admit’ they’ll try to keep the player for longer, following his spell which expires in the summer, in case they get promotion to the first division. It’s said technical secretary Carlos Resende considers the Watford owned footballer to be a ‘structural’ player and there should be an attempt for a purchase.