Ever since The Pozzo family took over at Watford, an increasing amount of young talent from all over the world have proved their worth in the premier league for the Hornets.

This is mainly a result of the impressive scouting system that Watford now has. Prime examples include the £40 million-pound Brazilian Richarlison who signed for Everton, and PSG target Abdoulaye Doucoure.

So, who are the next Young Prodigies being monitored by the Pozzo’s? In this article I will take a close look at three players whose loan moves expire in 2020.

Filip Stuparević

At the youthful age of 18, The Serbian striker has showed genuine potential from a young age. His career began at Belgrade situated FK RAD before signing a three-year deal with Voždovac in 2016

Filip really impressed when playing for the U16 and U17 Serbian national team, scoring 13 goals in 30 appearances.

Stuparevic as he looks to beat a defender

Stuparević has kicked on since then and has made 56 appearances for Voždovac, scoring 6 goals. With his old-fashioned centre forward style of play and gifted Left foot, he looks like he could be a real handful for defenders in the premier league.

Cucho Hernandez

Juan Camilo Hernandez who goes by the nickname ‘El Cucho’ has really stood out whilst being on loan from Watford.

He has been praised for his tricky feet, prolific skills and most importantly his eye for goal.

Cucho scored an impressive 24 goals in 57 games whilst on loan to Colombian side Deportivo Pereira, in his first two professional seasons.

Has the move to Spain helped his development?

He is now really starting to gain the attention he deserves whilst on loan to SD Huesca, he scored 16 goals in his debut season along with 6 assists. This helped SD Huesca progress to Spain’ top division.

Cucho celebrates scoring a goal for current club SD huesca

Still at SD Huesca, Cucho has made 20 appearances this season scoring 3. These certainly aren’t his more eye-catching numbers, but the minutes under his belt are helping him retain his profile as one of the world’s hottest prospects.

His impressive performances have caused the likes of Barcelona to become interested in himself, Emphasizing the quality he possesses.

João Pedro

Despite signing for Watford in 2018, Joao Pedro won’t be joining the squad until the end of this season. Despite being at the young age of 17, Javi Gracia hopes Joao Pedro can be a useful investment when he arrives to Vicarage Road.

The Brazilian who can be utilized as a left winger has scored 31 goals in youth tournaments for his club Fluminense.

The young brazilian Joao Pedro is really starting to prove himself in the youth ranks for his temporary club fluminense.

Unsurprisingly, comparisons have been made to former Fluminense forward Richarlison. He himself was the subject of a £40 million-pound departure from Watford.

So why was his premier league debut delayed?

Joao Pedro’s scheduled leave from Fluminense is part of a plan that allows the youngster to develop at his home club without causing unnecessary disruption. Similar approaches have been taken by Real Madrid when securing the signatures of Vinicius JR and Rodrygo

Despite this signing feeling like Déjà vu after signing another Fluminense wonder kid, the future looks bright for Joao Pedro.

His dream of playing in the premier league will be fulfilled in 2020. Hopefully, he can emulate the quality shown by a number of south American success stories in England’s top flight.

Currently studying Journalism at college, have a passion for football and my club Watford.


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