First Team 01/07/2017

Official | Femenía Joins Hornets

The Hornets are delighted to confirm the signing of Spanish right-back Kiko Femenía.

The 26-year-old, who was most recently with La Liga outfit Alavés, has agreed a four-year deal at Vicarage Road.

Femenía featured 77 times during two seasons at Estadio Mendizorrotza, including 31 appearances in the Spanish top-flight during 2016/17 and 38 league outings – plus five goals – as Alavés secured promotion as champions the year before.

Originally a right winger, Femenía made his professional debut as a 17-year-old with Hércules and has since also turned out for Barcelona and Real Madrid’s B teams as well as Alcorcón. 

He is also a former youth international for Spain at Under-20, Under-19 and Under-18 levels.

Femenía's first interview as a Watford player will be available to watch here at soon.

First Team 01/07/2017

Official | Watford Bag Bachmann

Highly-rated Austria Under-21 goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has completed a permanent move to Vicarage Road, the Hornets are pleased to announce.

Bachmann joins Watford on a three-year deal, having spent the past six seasons at Stoke City.

The 22-year-old has 16 international caps at Under-21 level and has also been selected for Austria’s senior squad in each of the last two international breaks.

He has gained first-team experience through loan spells with Wrexham, Ross County and Bury, and prior to joining Stoke in 2011 was part of Austria Wien’s youth setup.