Watford striker Luis Suárez is on loan at Real Zaragoza, and has been the standout player in La Liga 2.

The Colombian’s 19 goals and six assists in the league have helped the Spanish side finish third in the table, and also qualify for the play-offs in the process.

With the 2019/20 season delayed due to the global health crisis, Zaragoza had to find an agreement with the Hornets to extend the player’s loan deal. His temporary stay was extended until August 5th.

The English side have rejected the Segunda División side’s request to retain the 22-year-old until the end of the further delayed season, despite the player wanting to represent Zaragoza.

This was confirmed by Zaragoza president Christian Laperta, and he has publicly expressed his frustration over Watford’s latest stance on Suárez.

Embed from Getty Images

AS now claim Zaragoza are ‘desperately negotiating’ with Watford to extend their top scorer’s stay until the end of this campaign.

The newspaper, however, adds the ‘chances of reaching an agreement’ with the English club for Suárez ‘certainly look slim’.

This will be a massive blow in Zaragoza’s effort to seal a berth in La Liga next season.