23/07/2015

JURADO: “I Want To Play Right Now” - New Signing On Playing In The Premier League

NEW Watford midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado is already eagerly awaiting the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

The 29-year-old only linked up with his new team-mates yesterday afternoon (Wednesday), but he is already thinking about the first game of the campaign and can't wait to test himself in England. 

“I am very happy to come to Watford and I want to play right now,” he exclusively told watfordfc.com.

“The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and it’s a dream for a player to come and play here.”

Jurado joins from Spartak Moscow, but has previously represented La Liga outfits Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. 

The attacking midfielder played under current Watford Head Coach Quique Sanchez Flores for the latter, and is looking forward to working with his fellow Spaniard again. 

“I am happy to be with Quique again and I hope this season is good for everybody," he said.

“I want to play in England and Watford is a good opportunity to play in this league, and I like this opportunity.”  

First Team 22/07/2015

Britos | “I Didn't Need To Think Twice”

MIGUEL BRITOS says some high-profile former teammates helped convince him that Watford were the right club for the next step in his career.

The Uruguayan defender penned a three-year deal with the Hornets earlier today (Wednesday), and demonstrated an impressive knowledge of the club's past and present when speaking to watfordfc.com

"I know that Watford played in the FA Cup Final against Everton, and that the club has been in the Premier League before," he said.

"I knew about the club because the Pozzo family is well-known in Italy, and I spoke to Valon Behrami, my ex-teammate at Napoli, and he told me about the club also.

"I also spoke to Pepe Reina, who said that when he played for Liverpool against Watford in 2007 they were very difficult to play against, especially at home, and he said good things about the club and English football."

Britos - pictured above with fellow new Watford signing Behrami - lists Napoli and Bologna as his most recent former clubs, and despite enjoying his time in Italy, the centre-back admits he's always been keen on a move to England.

"I have been in Italy for seven years and the experience was great. Not only for me as a footballer, but as a person as well," he said.

"But I always loved watching the Premier League so as soon as the opportunity to join Watford came up I didn't need to think twice about it, I wanted to come straight away.

"My ambition is to help Watford to stay in the Premier League, and it is now a matter of concentrating hard on winning every game."