Watford have completed the signing of Jose Manuel Jurado from Spartak Moscow on a three-year contract.
Jurado, an attacking midfielder, scored 14 goals and notched 15 assists during a three-year spell with the Russian Premier League outfit.
The 29-year-old Spaniard began his career with Real Madrid before moving to near-neighbours Atletico for a reported fee of €3 million.
He made a total of 88 appearances for Atleti during a four-year stay and was part of the squad that Quique Sanchez Flores – now the Hornets’ head coach – guided to Europa League glory during the 2009-10 campaign.
Jurado joined fellow countryman Raul at FC Schalke 04 in 2010 for €13 million and netted eight goals in 44 appearances during a tumultuous two seasons in the Bundesliga, which saw him a express his discontent about a lack of playing time via his Twitter account.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Hornets announced the signing of Miguel Britos from Napoli.
Britos, a 30-year-old defender, was part of the deal that saw Udinese’s Allan move to the Naples club.