English Premiership

Segura to join Hornets

2017-03-02 15:08

Cape Town - Jorge Segura has reportedly agreed a deal to join Premier League club Watford for the start of next season.

Segura's Colombian club Envigado posted on a Tweet showing Segura, with the confirmation from their end that a deal had been done.

An Agreement has been reached between EnvigadoFC and WatfordFC for the transfer of Jorge Segura Portocarrero. The player will represent el Naranja (Envigado FC) until June 2017.

The 20-year-old central defender, who has made four appearances for Colombia's Under-20 side, has played 23 times in Liga Aguila this term.

There, however, remain question marks as to whether Segura will join Watford directly or initially be loaned to another one of the Hornets' owners' club's as a lack international experience may make him ineligible for a work permit.

Meanwhile, injured Watford play-maker Mauro Zarate has flown to Spain ahead of surgery to a damaged knee.

The Argentine ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and damaged the medial collateral ligament in his right knee while playing against West Ham on Saturday. 

Trusted knee specialist Dr Roman Cugat, who also operated on Roberto Pereyra, as well as medical director Luca Gatteschi, examined Zarate.

Gatteschi said: "Zarate's injury is different. It is not a bad injury but it is a big injury.

"Zarate will come back stronger. There is no problem with that. It is important he has a very good surgery and then a very accurate recovery. It takes time. 

“He needs to have full function and a full recovery of the knee. We need to respect the time for a full recovery and not have any further risk to the knee."

On Pereyra, he added: "His rehab is going very well. I speak every week with people at Udinese and Pereyra is doing good. He will come here or I will go there next week."

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