WATFORD FC is delighted to announce the signing of Algerian international Essaïd Belkalem from Granada on a season-long loan.
The Hornets have an option to sign the 24-year-old defender permanently. He has previously plied his trade in his home nation, spending five years with JS Kabylie.
The towering stopper has been a key member of the Algerian national side in their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Belkalem will wear squad number 5.