Watford youngster Juergen Elitim has confirmed he has an agreement in place to remain at Deportivo La Coruña next season
The 22-year-old midfielder has spent this season on loan with the Spanish side since the summer, the latest in a series of loan exits from Vicarage Road.
He joined Watford from Granada’s youth set-up in 2018 but has spent the last four years on various loan deal in Spain, playing for Marbella, Ponferradina and then Deportivo.
He’s been a regular for the latter this season, with 34 appearances in the league and a tally of one goal and eight assists.
The midfielder is due to return to Watford this summer when they will presumably decide what to do with him for next season.
Another loan spell is the likely choice, and it seems the player would like to remain where he is, having already sorted out an agreement to stay.
“The agreement between the two parties is there,” he told La Voz de Galicia.
“At least by word of mouth, we know that the club is happy with me, and I am happy at the club.
“Now we are focused on the football part, trying to isolate that issue and, at the end of the season, we will sit down to talk, and decisions will be made.
“It is a decision that does not depend only on me, but the club knows that I am happy here and that I would love to continue here, and the club, as far as I understand, would like to have me.
“That’s what I’m talking about. If I’m happy in a city and the circumstances are right, why not stay here for a long time.”