UPDATE: Ecuador defender Juan Carlos Paredes eligible for Watford's season opener with Bolton Wanderers after receiving international clearance

Juan Carlos Paredes (left) during this summer's World Cup. Picture: Action Images

Juan Carlos Paredes (left) during this summer's World Cup. Picture: Action Images

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Watford have this afternoon received international clearance for Juan Carlos Paredes which means the Ecuador international is now be eligible for Saturday's Championship opener with Bolton Wanderers.

Paredes has received his visa following his move from Ecuadorian side Barcelona Sporting Club, via Granada, and full international clearance from the Spanish football federation was always deemed a formality by the club.

The 27-year-old joined Watford via fellow Pozzo-owned club Granada to ease the visa process, which can be more problematic in the UK according to club sources.

Paredes joined the Hornets on a five-year contract from Granada on July 16, subject to international clearance.

The right full back, who can be used across the defence, played every minute of his country's World Cup campaign, as they finished third in Group E.

He has spent the whole of his career in his native Ecuador, also featuring for Rocafuerte, Deportivo Cuenca and Deportivo Quito, where he won the league title in 2011.

Paredes has been training with the Hornets since the switch was agreed but has not featured in any pre-season matches.

Ten days ago head coach Beppe Sannino said: "He played at the World Cup so he doesn’t need a lot of training. He is fit.

"Once he has the clearance, he will be ready to play."

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4:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Poppet Bear says...

Great stuff, bring 'em on !!!
Great stuff, bring 'em on !!! Poppet Bear
  • Score: 12

4:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Gash69 says...

Not sure he will be match sharp, a place on the bench at best me thinks
Not sure he will be match sharp, a place on the bench at best me thinks Gash69
  • Score: -8

5:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

"Juan Carlos Paredes,
The kind you find in Ecuador"

tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store"

yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)
"Juan Carlos Paredes, The kind you find in Ecuador" tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store" yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction) Bush Hornet
  • Score: 14

5:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

jalvin says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
"Juan Carlos Paredes,
The kind you find in Ecuador"

tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store"

yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)
Someone already came up with
" Juan Carlos paredes, there's only juan carlos paredes"
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: "Juan Carlos Paredes, The kind you find in Ecuador" tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store" yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)[/p][/quote]Someone already came up with " Juan Carlos paredes, there's only juan carlos paredes" jalvin
  • Score: -8

5:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

jalvin wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
"Juan Carlos Paredes,
The kind you find in Ecuador"

tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store"

yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)
Someone already came up with
" Juan Carlos paredes, there's only juan carlos paredes"
Oh that's ok then ;-)
[quote][p][bold]jalvin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: "Juan Carlos Paredes, The kind you find in Ecuador" tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store" yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)[/p][/quote]Someone already came up with " Juan Carlos paredes, there's only juan carlos paredes"[/p][/quote]Oh that's ok then ;-) Bush Hornet
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Tue 5 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 11

6:25pm Tue 5 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-) jasonwatford
  • Score: 4

6:34pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VOReason says...

D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
I agree with most of your posts but he did not excite me. I hope you are right for watfords sake and I am the first to eat humble pie when necessary!

Im more confident with him playing wingback than full back from what I have seen in world cup/ England friendly and you tube.

We are short of right wingback options too as lloydinio being used there showed on Saturday
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]I agree with most of your posts but he did not excite me. I hope you are right for watfords sake and I am the first to eat humble pie when necessary! Im more confident with him playing wingback than full back from what I have seen in world cup/ England friendly and you tube. We are short of right wingback options too as lloydinio being used there showed on Saturday VOReason
  • Score: -12

7:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lutondown says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
"Juan Carlos Paredes,
The kind you find in Ecuador"

tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store"

yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)
Dreadful :) but thumbs up for the comedy
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: "Juan Carlos Paredes, The kind you find in Ecuador" tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store" yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)[/p][/quote]Dreadful :) but thumbs up for the comedy lutondown
  • Score: 3

7:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lutondown says...

D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Dusty
Lots of guys excite you and it explains why the Mrs looks so glum :)
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Dusty Lots of guys excite you and it explains why the Mrs looks so glum :) lutondown
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

lutondown says...

jasonwatford wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)
Yours being Italian clowns :-)
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)[/p][/quote]Yours being Italian clowns :-) lutondown
  • Score: -5

7:30pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Bush Hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
Bush Hornet wrote:
"Juan Carlos Paredes,
The kind you find in Ecuador"

tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store"

yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)
Dreadful :) but thumbs up for the comedy
I'll take that
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: "Juan Carlos Paredes, The kind you find in Ecuador" tune of Prince, Raspberry Beret "...the kind you find in a second hand store" yeah alright, thumbs down (sending out CVs got boring, I needed this distraction)[/p][/quote]Dreadful :) but thumbs up for the comedy[/p][/quote]I'll take that Bush Hornet
  • Score: 1

9:31pm Tue 5 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

VOReason wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
I agree with most of your posts but he did not excite me. I hope you are right for watfords sake and I am the first to eat humble pie when necessary!

Im more confident with him playing wingback than full back from what I have seen in world cup/ England friendly and you tube.

We are short of right wingback options too as lloydinio being used there showed on Saturday
Indeed, don't want to see him as part of a back 3, but used as a wing back he has electrifying pace.

Think we might re-establish ourselves as the best counter attacking team away from home this season, if baldy gets it right!!!
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]I agree with most of your posts but he did not excite me. I hope you are right for watfords sake and I am the first to eat humble pie when necessary! Im more confident with him playing wingback than full back from what I have seen in world cup/ England friendly and you tube. We are short of right wingback options too as lloydinio being used there showed on Saturday[/p][/quote]Indeed, don't want to see him as part of a back 3, but used as a wing back he has electrifying pace. Think we might re-establish ourselves as the best counter attacking team away from home this season, if baldy gets it right!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 6

9:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

lutondown wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Dusty
Lots of guys excite you and it explains why the Mrs looks so glum :)
That's how malicious rumours start Mr Down.

See you in the chippy!!!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Dusty Lots of guys excite you and it explains why the Mrs looks so glum :)[/p][/quote]That's how malicious rumours start Mr Down. See you in the chippy!!! D.unstable
  • Score: 0

9:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

jasonwatford wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)
Ok, now I'm out....Ighalo excites me too!!! I've said it now.
[quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)[/p][/quote]Ok, now I'm out....Ighalo excites me too!!! I've said it now. D.unstable
  • Score: 10

9:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

itsafamilyclub!!! says...

I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd..

We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak.
I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd.. We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak. itsafamilyclub!!!
  • Score: -6

5:23am Wed 6 Aug 14

mellow yellow says...

itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd..

We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak.
I very much doubt Fulham will win this league. Not enough players with championship experience, apparently. ;)
[quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd.. We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak.[/p][/quote]I very much doubt Fulham will win this league. Not enough players with championship experience, apparently. ;) mellow yellow
  • Score: 6

8:25am Wed 6 Aug 14

tiger bay says...

Bye bye Lloyd. ....
Bye bye Lloyd. .... tiger bay
  • Score: -6

8:54am Wed 6 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

mellow yellow wrote:
itsafamilyclub!!! wrote:
I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd..

We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak.
I very much doubt Fulham will win this league. Not enough players with championship experience, apparently. ;)
I agree , too many foreign lads and manager that don't know the championship........
....hang on ive heard this before somewhere
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsafamilyclub!!![/bold] wrote: I thin Fulham will win the league but we will be either 2nd or 3rd.. We have a great squad but think another left back/wing back could be good as if Pudil gets injured we are a bit weak.[/p][/quote]I very much doubt Fulham will win this league. Not enough players with championship experience, apparently. ;)[/p][/quote]I agree , too many foreign lads and manager that don't know the championship........ ....hang on ive heard this before somewhere jasonwatford
  • Score: 0

9:02am Wed 6 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)
Yours being Italian clowns :-)
You are the only clown around here, so get back to the salon, commonly known as 2 Kings 2: 23.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)[/p][/quote]Yours being Italian clowns :-)[/p][/quote]You are the only clown around here, so get back to the salon, commonly known as 2 Kings 2: 23. bristol hornet
  • Score: 0

9:14am Wed 6 Aug 14

akureyri says...

D.unstable wrote:
jasonwatford wrote:
D.unstable wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!!
Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)
Ok, now I'm out....Ighalo excites me too!!! I've said it now.
These statements just look wrong in many ways.

Why did JCPs clearance take so long? If we were a Premiershp team applying the stamps on the form would have eben done in minutes not weeks.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jasonwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: I dont say this too often, but this guy excites me!!![/p][/quote]Really , a guy excites you ???? Well each to their own :-)[/p][/quote]Ok, now I'm out....Ighalo excites me too!!! I've said it now.[/p][/quote]These statements just look wrong in many ways. Why did JCPs clearance take so long? If we were a Premiershp team applying the stamps on the form would have eben done in minutes not weeks. akureyri
  • Score: -3

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