Andre Carrillo is enjoying his reunion with Marco Silva so much he is already hoping to turn his year-long loan spell permanent, the Watford Observer understands.

Carrillo, currently away on international duty with Peru, has started each of the Hornets’ past four games, creating a lasting impression in such a short space of time with the club’s fans.

And sources close to the player have indicated that working with Silva again has given him enough belief in the Portuguese’s methods that he wants to remain at Vicarage Road at the end of his loan spell.

The winger’s move to Watford was protracted enough, lasting until the final weeks of the transfer window despite the Hornets first making contact with parent club Benfica in early July.

But once the €1 million loan fee was finally thrashed out, a deal was agreed to bring the 26-year-old to Hertfordshire including a clause allowing the club to buy the player next summer for a fee in excess of £10million.

Carrillo looks to have little future at his parent club, Benfica, where he spent more than half of the top-flight season as an unused substitute last year, and was linked with various moves before settling on Watford.

The player’s agent confirmed at the time that Silva’s presence played a significant part in that decision, given the relationship the pair enjoyed when they spent a season working together at Sporting Lisbon in 2014/15.

Carrillo scored six goals and made many more as they lifted the Portuguese Cup, cementing his admiration of the head coach, and he looks to have already nailed down the right-wing spot in Silva’s starting line-up since his move.

“He’s been very fond of the experience so far in England,” the source said. “It’s even better working with a great coach like Marco, who he knows already, and there are a lot of good players in the Watford team who he enjoys playing with.”

Carrillo was suspended for Peru's goalless draw with Argentina earlier today but he could return to the starting XI for their huge final World Cup qualifier against Colombia on Wednesday.