Watford want to have Adalberto Peñaranda in their squad as soon as possible, as pre-season training gets ready to truly start.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, the club have already told Granada they are counting on the striker for next season. The Pozzo family, who own Watford, sold Granada this month, which may be slowing things down slightly.

Peñaranda signed for Watford from Udinese for £8m in February. The player was already on loan at Granada at the time, so the English club kept him there to continue with his development.

However, despite having a loan contract until 2017, Watford don’t want to wait and are already working on bringing the player to the club. Granada sporting director Juan Carlos Cordero is the man in charge of the talks.

AS says that Peñarada, who is Venezuelan, doesn’t have an European passport, but given he’s a full international they’d hope to be able to get a deal through.