Watford have made the latest in their line of young South American signings with the confirmation that Colombia Under-20 forward Juan Camilo Hernandez is on the club's books.

Better known as "Cucho", the striker will play his football with Huesca next season after agreeing a season-long loan to the Spanish second tier.

The 18-year-old is said to have joined Watford from Granada in February, but conflicting reports suggest he made the transfer to Vicarage Road as recently as Saturday.

Last weekend was first time his name was officially mentioned in conjunction with the Hornets, and even then only by Huesca on announcing his loan move.

It is not known whether Hernandez has been awarded a work permit, which would allow him to play for Watford, or whether his move to Spain is intended to help facilitate his ability to earn one in years to come.

Hernandez was once touted as among the 60 greatest youth talents in world football by the Guardian newspaper, having been named captain at then side Deportivo Pereira, in the Colombian second tier, at the age of only 17.

That honour was handed to the youngster on the back of a sensational season with the club, scoring 20 times and ending only his second year in professional football with the division's top-scorer award.