Throughout this summer we brought you various updates on Watford defender Dimitri Foulquier and his situation at Vicarage Road.

The defender has only ever made one appearance for the Hornets and has spent the last two years out on loan.

Last season he was at Getafe, where he made 29 appearances across the campaign and played a key role in them finishing 5th in La Liga.

The Spanish side were keen to bring him back this summer, but Watford were playing hardball.

First, we covered reports they wouldn’t release him, despite having never played him, and then how their demands were making things difficult for interested parties.

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It was never explained how the Hornets were making things difficult, but now Marca have provided information behind the situation.

The newspaper confirms Getafe were keen on bringing Foulquier back in the transfer window, despite the fact they signed Allan Nyom from West Bromwich Albion.

However, Watford informed them they would not loan him out ‘under any circumstances’ and would not let him go for ‘less than two million’.

That was something Getafe couldn’t afford, particularly if they were picking up his wages, which were shared with Watford last season.

Watford also played hardball with Foulquier, telling him they would not make his exit simple and were planning on using him this year.

Foulquier has so far only appeared in the EFL Cup and failed to make the squad for all four of the Hornet’s Premier League games.

He now has to wait and see if his situation will improve under Quique Sánchez Flores, with the Spaniard replacing Javi Gracia over the weekend.