Watford have signed Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure for an undisclosed fee and immediately sent him to La Liga side Granada on loan.
The Hornets also announced the signing of Venezuelan forward Adalberto Penaranda, 18, from Udinese, who will remain on loan at Granada.
Both Doucoure, 23, and Penaranda have signed four-and-a-half-year deals.
The signings continue the link between Udinese, Granada and Watford, who are owned by the Italian Pozzo family.
France Under-21 international Doucoure has played 80 times for French Ligue 1 side Rennes.
The Hertfordshire side are currently 10th in the Premier League, five points off a Europa League place.
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