Jurado leaves Watford for Espanyol

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Jose Manuel Jurado has left Premier League outfit Watford to link up with Quique Sanchez Flores and Espanyol for the next three years. 

Jurado joined Watford ahead of the 2015-16 season but lasted just one year into a three-year deal at Vicarage Road as Walter Mazzarri prepares to take the reins. 

The 30-year-old playmaker made 27 Premier League appearances for Watford last season but failed to find the net.

A Watford statement 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.''

Jurado - a Europa League winner with Atletico Madrid in 2008-09 - becomes Espanyol's third signing this off-season, along with Jose Antonio Reyes and Roberto.