Cucho Hernández has never represented Watford since they signed him from Granada in 2017.
The Hornets allowed the striker to spend the last two seasons on loan at Huesca before sending him out on loan again, this time to Mallorca before the start of this season.
He played a key role in helping Huesca achieve promotion, but in the last two campaigns, the Colombian has managed only six goals in 46 league appearances.
Despite the 21-year-old’s failure to score regularly in the top flight, Watford are satisfied with his performances and they plan to include him in their plans for next season.
This is according to the player himself, who revealed it during an interview with Toque Sports.
“I have been given incredible confidence. I recently had the opportunity to renew and when you do it is because they want a project with you,” Estadio Deportivo quoted him as saying.
“They have let me know they intend to count on me for next year. I’m not confirming anything, but there’s that interest and that possibility of being there. I am very grateful and after several years belonging to Watford it is time to wear their shirt.”
The duration left in the South American’s contract at Vicarage Road is unclear and time should tell whether or not he will be able to represent Watford next season.
Meanwhile, Hernández also revealed there were several clubs interested in him before he suffered a serious injury last summer.
“There were Espanyol, Betis, Valladolid… But after the injury, almost everything fell and the only one left was Mallorca. Rarely in the first division an injured player is hired and I am very grateful for that,” he explained.