Mexican wing-back Miguel Layún has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with English club Watford FC, the club announced Friday.
On Dec. 30, Layún's previous team, Mexican side Club America, announced he had signed with Granada in Spain. Granada said Layún would be loaned to Watford until the end of the season but he made the move to England permanent on Friday.
Layún, 26, had played for Club America since 2010. He began his career with Veracruz, his hometown club, and spent part of one season in Italy's Serie A with Atalanta in 2009.
Watford plays in The Championship, England's second division. The club was in the Premier League during the 2006-07 season but finished last and was relegated.
Club America won the Liga MX first half championship this season. Layún scored four goals in a 4-1 win over Santos Laguna in September.
Layún has made 22 appearances internationally for Mexico and scored three goals. He started all four games for El Tri at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
- Jack Jorgensen