New Watford signing Sulayman Marreh has said he is happy to have the chance to get minutes under his belt, despite leaving Hertfordshire already for Valladolid on loan.

The 21-year-old's path is a well-trodden one by Hornets players in recent years, with signings often unannounced - as Marreh was - and sent out to other clubs to continue their development.

This week alone, fellow youngster and Colombia Under-20 international Juan Camilo Hernandez left for Huesca, one of Valladolid's rivals in the Spanish second tier.

And Marreh insists he is happy to be given an opportunity to play, having only signed for Watford this pre-season from La Liga side and former Pozzo-owned Granada.

He told BBC Sport: "I'm not disappointed the important thing is to get more playing time and prepare myself for the upcoming challenges.

"It could be anywhere​ at Watford or elsewhere. I'm looking forward to playing in the premier league in the coming year - it is a dream come true to sign for a Premier League club."

Marreh spent three years with Granada, where he broke into their first team in 2014 and was later likened by the club's then-coach to Manchester United Paul Pogba.

"I had a great experience at Granada and I think that can help me this season," he added.

"The language and the way of football is the same so am hoping to make use of this opportunity to add more experience and maturity to my game."