Jurado makes Watford exit after just one season

Date published: Tuesday 5th July 2016 9:04

Watford have confirmed the departure of midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado to Espanyol.

The Spaniard, 30, signed for the Hornets from Spartak Moscow in July 2015.

Jurado made 30 appearances for Watford, but is no longer in the first-team plans of incoming manager Walter Mazzarri.

A statement on the Watford website read: “The Hornets can confirm that Jose Manuel Jurado has today completed a permanent transfer to Espanyol….. All at Watford FC wish Jose well for the future.”

Watford have brought in several new signings as they prepare for life after Quique Sanchez Flores, who kept the Hertfordshire club up in his first season and also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Belgium international Christian Kabasele, Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool and forward Isaac Success have all come into Vicarage Road, while striker Troy Deeney has ended speculation about his future by signing a new five-year contract.

Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has also agreed a new, improved contract with the club.

Gomes, 35, was named the Hornets’ Player of the Season in 2015/2016 and also collected the award voted by his team-mates.

The Brazilian has made 83 appearances since moving to Vicarage Road from Tottenham in May 2014, having also enjoyed a successful spell in Holland with PSV Eindhoven.

A statement on Watford’s official website read: “Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has agreed terms on an improved contract offer from the Hornets.

“The Brazilian, whose deal runs until 2018, has been rewarded for his fine performances in the Watford goal over the past two years.”

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