Gerard Deulofeu is yet to make a decision on his future, but says a permanent Watford move is an option.

Injury plagued the Barcelona man’s Hornets stay and he finished the season making just five starts for the club.

Regardless, he reflects fondly on the spell in WD18, but refused to do anything beyond reiterate his desire to leave Barcelona when quizzed on the possibility of a permanent Watford move.

“I have enjoyed it here,” the winger said. “I have said before that in the summer I will leave Barcelona.

“I do not know which team I will go to, so let’s see what happens. I have to rest and decide but of course Watford is one option.”

Deulofeu hit the ground running at Watford, impressing in his first four outings and scoring his sole goal for the Hornets in the memorable 4-1 defeat of Chelsea.

He values that game as his best moment in yellow and is, of course, frustrated that the stress fracture suffered to his foot restricted the amount of game time he got.

The 24-year-old refuses to let his troubles with fitness detract from the positives and was pleased to make a comeback for the final three games of Watford’s campaign.

“I decided to come here so I could play games and it was unlucky for me to get injured. My first four games were incredible and I played at a good level,” he said.

“That is football and that is life. The injury was difficult because it was a small bone and I worked hard to play the last few games but wasn’t at my best level.

“For me the best thing to do was to play those last two or three games and now for next season I am in the best level and can rest.”