Staying at Watford last season after a string of loans, there was hope Adalberto Peñaranda might get a chance at Vicarage Road this season.
However, on September 2nd, that hope was crushed as it was announced the young Venezuelan would be spending the season at Eupen in Belgium.
Only presented on Wednesday due to the international break, Peñaranda admitted to the press he wasn’t entirely expecting to leave Watford, explaining ‘everything went really quickly at the end of the transfer window’.
With that now behind him, the forward is now solely looking ahead, keen on doing his utmost for the Jupiler Pro League side, who have helped other talents establish themselves in European football in the past (like Henry Onyekuru).
He said, relayed by L’Avenir: “I know the Belgian league is very tough, tactical and physical, but I think the English league has been a good preparation for this. In fact, I’m already feeling ready and want us to already win on Saturday”.
That fixture will be against Zulte Waregem at home as Eupen have picked up just two points in six games, having scored three times along the way.
That’s why Peñaranda was brought in from Watford, and with plenty of games ahead to turn things around, fans of the Belgian minnows will likely be greatly anticipating the first few appearances of a young forward long seen as an exciting talent.