Marreh returns to Watford pre-season

Gambia midfielder Sulayman Marreh has returned to English Premier League club Watford after the end of his loan deal at Spanish second-tier side UD Almería.

The Scorpions international was pictured in a video released by the club showing the Watford squad hard at work at their London Colney training base.

The former Samger FC midfielder spent the first half of last season on loan at Real Valladolid before joining Almería in January, making four and 12 appearances for the club respectively.

Marreh, who excelled at Granada, was likened to Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, after scoring four goals during his three-year stint with the club.

The 6ft 1⁄2in midfielder’s rights are owned by current Watford owners, the Pozzo family – who sold Granada to Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang after the club’s relegation – through third-party ownership.