Recent Watford Signing Juan Hernandez Dubbed 'Colombia's Most Exciting Talent' After Huesca Move
Watford's newest recruit
The 18-year-old earned a move to Vicarage Road after a number of promising displays for
He previously spent a spell in Europe with Granada, but it ended prematurely thanks to limited experiences with the first team, so Hernandez was sent back to South America for a guarantee of more playing time. The precocious talent featured for Colombia in the U20 South American championship in January, where he stood tall despite a poor team performance.
"Colombia were really poor at the U20s and the manager was sacked straight after they were eliminated, but Hernandez probably stood out as their best player,
"He finished the campaign with a couple of man-of-the-match performances. America actually wanted to keep him until December but, having now turned 18, was now eligible to play in Europe."
This alerted Watford to his potential, as they continue to scour South America for hidden gems such as Hernandez. He will be unable to participate in the English top-flight until he has obtained a work-permit, so the attacking midfielder will spend the next few seasons in Spain.