Watford striker Juan Camilo ‘Cucho’ Hernández has explained why he was recently filmed back at the club.
The striker is spending this season on loan at Mallorca after two years at Huesca, having spent most of the summer trying to find himself a deal.
He’s yet to appear for the La Liga side, though, having undergone surgery on an injury to his left leg earlier in the year.
He recently sparked confusion when Watford posted a video of him returning to the club on social media.
It seems there was nothing untoward in that, with him explaining that it was part of the agreement between Watford and Mallorca that he would undergo his recovery with his parent club.
“It was nice of them to receive me,” he told El Diario.
“I did not expect it, but in reality, the reason for the trip was that the doctor saw me.
“Watford was responsible for the recovery, something they agreed with Mallorca and that is why I have also been to Madrid.
“The physiotherapist constantly sends reports to doctors.”
For much of this summer, it looked like Hernandez would not get the move that he wanted, with their seemingly little interest in his services.
Indeed, we covered plenty of reports around the situation, with concerns growing in his homeland over his failure to get a move.
He finally managed that when Mallorca showed interest late in the window and Hernandez admits he felt relief when he signed for the Spanish side.
“At the start of the summer there were several options, but with the injury, everything was a little more complicated,” he added.
“Mallorca were there from the beginning; they always asked about me. I am very grateful because not every top team waits or makes the effort to wait for a player with such an injury.
“The day I signed for them I was very calm, it was like taking off a bag of stones.”