Collecchio, 4 August 2021 – Parma Calcio 1913 can announce the temporary loan of Juraj Kucka to Watford, until 30/06/2022.

The player wanted to dedicate a thought to Parma, his teammates, and the fans. Here are his words:

Today is a day in which I experience strong and conflicting emotions.

I arrived in Parma and immediately felt at home. With the club, with my teammates, with the fans, with the Parmesan people.

I have always given my all on the pitch, even in the most difficult moments, and I felt how everyone understood and appreciated it.

I also wore the captain’s armband of a team that by tradition and history is second to few, in Italy and in Europe.

The dream that I realised was that I felt appreciated as a man, rather than as a footballer.

There is another dream that I have had since I was a child: to play in England, in the Premier League. This is why I decided to live out this new adventure. It was a difficult choice, particularly because of the affection I have for this ground and this Club.

I thank the club, who understand my decision, and who have always supported me over the years. My heart and the baggage that I carry with me will always be yellow and blue, and I will never forget everything we have lived through together.

Thanks for everything, Parma, truly.