Isaac Success is likely to leave Watford in January, in what may be a temporary move away from the club, the Watford Observer undertands.

Success, who has not played for the club in the Premier League this season, has been ruled out of action since September with a leg injury, and made the front page of a Sunday paper for an alleged assault at a London hotel the following month.

He returned to training last week but it is understood head coach Marco Silva sees little future for the 21-year-old at the club, in the immediate future at least.

A new club is already being sought for the Nigerian international to give him more minutes. He came close to a loan move to Hull City in August, but the deal fell through at the 11th hour.

Any such departure would leave the Hornets badly needing re-inforcements out wide, with only Richarlison, Andre Carrillo and injury-hit Roberto Pereyra available should he depart.

Silva has already made it clear that he would have liked to have kept both Success and Nordin Amrabat, currently on loan with Leganes in Spain, at the club after the summer transfer window shut - so the Portuguese would be desperate to land a replacement if he moves on.