OFFICIAL: Diamanti Transfer Completed
WATFORD have completed the signing of Italian international Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan, subject to receiving international clearance.
The 32-year-old playmaker joins the Hornets for the 2015/16 Premier League season from Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
A technically gifted attacking midfielder, Diamanti has played 17 times for Italy, including three appearances at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
He also spent a year in the Premier League with West Ham, scoring eight goals in 30 games and being voted runner-up for the Hammers’ 2009/10 Player of the Year award.
Diamanti spent the second half of last season on loan at Serie A side Fiorentina, and has also previously played for fellow Italian clubs Bologna, Brescia and Livorno.
The left-footed set-piece specialist adds further quality and experience to Quique Sanchez Flores’ squad, with more than 300 domestic appearances to his name in Italy, England and China.