22/07/2015

OFFICIAL: José Manuel Jurado Joins The Hornets

ATTACKING midfielder José Manuel Jurado has completed a permanent move to Watford from Spartak Moscow.

The Spaniard has signed a three-year contract with the Hornets ahead of their 2015/16 Premier League campaign.

A product of Real Madrid’s youth setup, the 29-year-old made a handful of appearances for Los Blancos before moving to near neighbours Atletico Madrid in 2006.

Jurado played 115 times for Atletico, including 64 outings and nine goals in 2009/10 as the side managed by current Watford Head Coach Quique Sanchez Flores stormed to Europa League glory and a runners-up spot in the Copa del Rey.

The playmaker signed for Bundesliga side Schalke 04 in 2010 and went on to appear in the Champions League and the Europa League. He also performed in both the DFB Pokal and Super Cup finals, scoring in the former as part of a 5-0 win over MSV Duisburg in 2011.

After 72 games and nine goals for Schalke 04, Jurado was loaned to Spartak Moscow in September 2012, a move which was later made permanent. He played 77 times for the Russian outfit, scoring 14 goals.

First Team 21/07/2015

Official | Watford Sign Miguel Britos

WATFORD have strengthened their squad further with the permanent signing of experienced Uruguayan defender Miguel Britos.

The 30-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Vicarage Road.

Britos joins the Hornets from Italian Serie A side Napoli, where the central defender played more than 100 times between 2011 and 2015.

During that time he played his part in Napoli’s second-place Serie A finish in 2012/13, also winning the Coppa Italia twice and the Super Cup once.

After beginning his professional career at Uruguayan outfits Centro Atletico Fenix, Juventud de Las Piedras and Montevideo Wanderers, Britos secured a move to Italy with Bologna in 2008.

The 6ft 2in defender made 71 appearances for ‘I Rossoblu’, before completing a €9million transfer to Napoli ahead of the 2011/12 season.