As soon as Watford completed the signing of Envigado youngster Yaser Asprilla, we started seeing stories wondering where the 18-year-old would play first.
With the winger struggling to get a work permit for English football, it had been rumoured that he could spend a little more time in Colombia, or even get sent to Udinese on a loan.
Now according to reports from the player’s home country, it turns out he could be allowed to feature for the Hornets sooner than expected.
With Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda calling up Asprilla to the national team’s upcoming fixtures, journalist Pipe Sierra points out that Asprilla would now have enough points to get the FA’s approval for a work permit.
However, that doesn’t mean he’s playing for Watford this season, as the Vicarage Road side are said to want him from June on.
The report claims that the winger’s wish is to stay at his club Envigado for six more months. Still, Udinese are ‘an option’ and Deportivo Cali have ‘few chances’ of landing him now.