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Watford are the club that embraced the chaos… - 3 weeks ago, 11:59

By: Sarah Winterburn

Adalberto Penaranda is probably the perfect poster boy of the Watford FC ownership fog. In June 2015, he was signed by Udinese (Pozzo family-owned). He was immediately loaned to Granada (Pozzo family-owned). In February 2016, he was sold to Watford (Pozzo family-owned), before being immediately loaned out to Granada (Pozzo family-owned). Then Granada were sold, ending Penaranda’s loan deal, so they sent him to Udinese (Pozzo family-owned) instead. After two further loans at Malaga, Penaranda made his Watford (Pozzo family-owned) debut on January 6, 2019.

A strong whiff of Modern Football catches in the throat. The Pozzos were the first simultaneous owners of clubs in Spain, Italy and England’s top flights. After Watford used loan regulations to bring in 14 players from their sister clubs on temporary deals in 2012/13, the EFL moved to change the rules. The arrival of foreign owners has allowed this club to establish itself in the ...
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