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Watford Pogba-Like Signing Loaned Out to Rake up Playing Time

Gambian international Sulayman Marreh has been given more time to improve his stats and performance before being recalled to the Watford’s A-team.

The 21-year-old who ran down his four-year contract with relegated Spanish La Liga side Granada CF opted against penning an improved contract which could have seen him join the Andalusian-based outfit, immediately he learned of Watford’s interest in acquiring his services.

Serie A side, Inter Milan lurked around but will probably regret passing on the opportunity when they had the chance to sign him for next to nothing, five years ago when Marreh came to the San Siro outfit on a trial basis.

It didn’t take the Gambian long to decide his future with the chance of one day playing in the English Premier League, a dream enough to lure his commitment to Watford.

The Hornets are aware of the injuries that hindered the Gambian’s progress at Granada but risked it anyway to acquire his signature.

Marreh is likened to Manchester United’s Pogba in style, and considering his potentials, Manager Marco Silva thought it wise to tie him down to a contract and loan him out to rake up playing time in the Spanish second tier with Real Valladolid, where he’s expected to blossom.

The 21-year-old is capped several times for the Gambia national team and drew rave reviews including from then Elephants’ captain Didier Sakora, tipping him for greatness when he bossed the midfield in Gambia’s 3-0 defeat to Ivory Coast in 2014, in Banjul.



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