Gambia international Sulayman Marreh has joined Spanish Segunda División club Real Valladolid on loan until the rest of the season, The Standard can report.
The Scorpions defensive midfielder, who moved to then-La Liga side Granada CF from local side Samger FC in 2014, joined the Valladolid-based club from English Premier League club Watford, owned by Italian Gino Pozzo.
The 21-year-old apparently became the second confirmed Watford player of the day – after new loan side Valladolid stated he had joined them from the Hornets, though it is believed he is owned by the Pozzo family – who sold Granada to Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang after the club’s relegation – through third-party ownership.
A statement on the Spanish club’s website read: “Real Valladolid and Watford have reached an agreement for the transfer of Sulayman Marreh (Gambia, 15-01-1996) until the end of the season, a powerful midfield that in the last four seasons has played in the Granada branch and even made his debut in the La Liga.”
“Sulayman will be unveiled in a press conference on Tuesday at 10:00GMT at the press room of the Estadio José Zorrilla,” the statement added.
Saul Marr has made 62 appearances for Granada’s reserve team during three years with the club and in 2014 was likened to Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba by then coach Joseba Aguado.