Quique Sanchez Flores says Giedrius Arlauskis will leave Watford this month with a move to Spain likely for the goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old joined the Hornets in the summer on a free transfer after leaving Steaua Bucharest.

Arlauskis arrived at Vicarage Road as back-up for first choice goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and has only made two appearances for Watford.

The first was in the Hornets’ League Cup defeat to Preston North End and the other was 67th minute substitute in the Golden Boys’ 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League. 

The Lithuanian stopper was unconvincing in both matches and, as a result, Flores decided Watford needed to sign another goalkeeper this month. 

“Arlauskis signed before I joined Watford,” the Spaniard said. “When I came here he already belonged to the squad.

"After I checked on him I told the club that Arlauskis is not enough. The difference between him and Gomes is too much.”

Watford subsequently completed a move for Sunderland Costel Pantilimon this week. A signing which has seemingly ended Arlauskis’ spell with the Hornets.

“We need to see how Arlauskis plays in another team and he will probably go to Spain,” Flores said.

“I think he will go on loan but I can’t say for sure. It is down to the feelings of the player too.

“Maybe with games he will improve and we will see another version of Arlauskis.”

La Liga side Espanyol have reportedly made an offer of £770,000 for Arlauskis but will have to cancel the loan of Inter Milan stopper Francesco Bardi before a deal can be completed.