Watford Sign Espanyol Full-back Marc Navarro For An Undisclosed Fee

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Watford have signed defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol for an undisclosed fee.

Marc Navarro,22, who came up through the youth ranks at Barcelona, has agreed a five-year deal with the Hornets.

Watford chief executive Scott Duxbury took the chance to welcome a player who he claims has been on the radar of a number of clubs to Vicarage Road.

He told the Watford website: “Marc has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs, therefore we are delighted to have secured his services.”

Navaro, who operates as a right-back, came through the ranks at Barcelona before departing the Camp Nou for Espanyol at the age of 16.

He made 24 appearances for Espanyol last season, scoring one goal, and helped Espanyol to an 11th place finish in the La Liga last term.

The Spaniard will add further competition at right-back, where Watford already have Daryl Janmaat and Kiko Femenia as options.

Earlier this week, Watford reached an agreement to sign midfielder Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona for an initial 13 million euros (Ł11.47million) following a successful loan spell last season.



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