Luis Suárez never made a single appearance for Watford after having sign for the Hornets from Colombian side Leones in 2017.

The Colombia international’s failure to obtain a work permit to play in England saw the Championship side send him out on loan elsewhere over the years.

It was his performances for Real Zaragoza in La Liga 2 last season that caught attention of top tier clubs.

Lazio were named as one of the suitors for the striker, but Granada were successful in taking him on a permanent deal on the deadline day of the summer window.

Suárez signed a five-year contract with the Spanish club, who confirmed on their official website ‘acquiring a percentage of his economic rights’.

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Granada sporting director Fran Sanchez, who is La Liga’s youngster sporting director, has revealed how his side were able to take the South American from Vicarage Road.

“Suarez, we were able to take him outright from Watford at the very last moment, before the summer window closed. One shot,” Sanchez told

“In the first years of his contract, we can buy 100% of his rights based on the achievement of certain objectives.”

“I already knew him, we had worked together for four months in Granada [B] in 2016. He is a forward who has great room for improvement.”

Suárez has scored three goals in La Liga and these goals came in Granada’s last three league matches. He also has two more goals to his name in this season’s Europa League.