Watford defender Dimitri Foulquier is set to return to Granada, with an announcement on the deal imminent.

That’s according to Ideal, who say that the Spanish club have agreed to a loan deal with Watford for the right-back.

Foulquier initially joined Watford from Granada back in 2017 but has spent the last two years out on loan from Vicarage Road.

He was linked with a move away again during the summer transfer window, but Watford blocked it, instead keeping him as a squad player this season.

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He’s since made five appearances in all competitions for the Hornets this season but is now set to return to his former club in January.

Ideal report that Granada have reached an agreement with Watford chairman Gino Pozzo for Foulquier to move to the club on loan, with a purchase option included.

An announcement on the deal is expected ‘imminently’, and the player will arrive in Spain next week to be presented as a Granada player. He is already looking for somewhere to live in the area.

Granada had to compete with Nantes for Foulquier, with the French side offering €2m for a permanent transfer.

However, the player’s desire to return to his former club eliminated Nantes from the equation and led Watford to find an agreement with Granada.

They had initially offered €1m for a transfer and have increased that ‘slightly’ to convince Watford to sanction the deal. Like Nantes, they had offered Foulquier a three-year deal.

An unnamed Spanish club also became interested in the defender late on, but he made it clear he wanted a return to his former club after a disappointing spell with Watford.