Watford defender Dimitri Foulquier says he hopes he can stay with current club Granada beyond the summer and believes a deal will be done.

Foulquier is currently on loan at the Spanish club until the end of the season, having joined them in the January transfer window.

He’s become a key player since his arrival, making 15 appearances in all competitions and managing the full 90 minutes in five of his nine La Liga appearances.

The deal doesn’t include an option for Granada to make it permanent, but Foulquier is hoping something can be worked out with Watford.

“Granada is a club where I had already spent four years, where I always felt loved,” he told Le 10 Sport.

“I know the city, it’s a championship that I like, that I know well and where I had a good season last year (on loan to Getafe).

“So I thought to myself (in January) that it was the best solution for me to come back to Spain and to the club of my heart.

“I hope I can stay here in Granada. We’ll see. Today, I am finishing the season; I will try to finish it as well as possible with Granada.

“In any case, my goal is clearly to stay here. It’s my priority. I can not say more, but I think it will be done…”

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Should a permanent to La Liga not be on the table, Foulquier is also open to another spell in Ligue 1.

The right-back has previously played for both Rennes and Strasbourg in France, racking up 35 Ligue 1 appearances over his spells at both clubs.

And he’d be more than happy to add to that total, saying it would be a pleasure to return to France if he had to.

“Today, I am happy in Spain, and I am 100% with Granada,” he added.

“I have no reason to leave Spain, but you never know, Ligue 1 is also a good championship. So for me, with pleasure.

“In Strasbourg, unfortunately, I experienced a complicated first part of the season, notably because I was injured, but after that, it would be with pleasure if I had the opportunity.”