Every summer transfer window Watford have to find locations for their youngsters and this year is no different.
One of the players who they’re receiving a lot of interest in is striker Cucho Hernández.
The highly-rated young Colombia international has spent the last two years in Spain with Huesca, where he impressed.
However, he intends to move on from the club and find somewhere new next season, and it seems he has caught the eye in La Liga.
Estadio Deportivo report that Real Betis are particularly keen on his signature as manager Rubi is a big fan.
He worked with Hernández at Huesca in 2017/18, when the striker scored 16 goals as they secured promotion to La Liga, and the Spaniard knows Hernandez is ideal for his system and would fit in well at his new club.
However, Betis are not the only interested party, as AS have also covered Hernández’s future, confirming Betis are involved, as well as three other La Liga clubs: Mallorca, Espanyol and Real Valladolid.
Indeed, they say Borja Inglesias could determine Hernández’s future. If he moves to Betis, then he’s Espanyol’s choice to replace him. If Iglesias stays, he’s Betis’ alternative.
The ‘outstanding team’ to take Hernández is Valladolid, though. Ronaldo Nazario wants him at the club, and they are more to the 20-year-old’s liking than the other three interested parties. He believes his characteristic fit better into the club than elsewhere.
Securing his signature is not likely to be easy, though. Watford do not want to sell Hernández and will refuse any bids outright. In fact, Estadio say that they are close to agreeing to a new contract with him.
They are happy to loan him out again this summer, although they will ask any club to pay a high percentage of his wages if they do. That, it seems, won’t turn his many suitors away.