Watford sign Abdoulaye Doucoure and Adalberto Penaranda

Abdoulaye Doucoure
Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored 13 goals in 80 games for Rennes

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.external-link

France Under-21 international Doucoure has played 80 times for French Ligue 1 side Rennes.

Watford have also signed goalkeeper Costil Pantilimon, midfielder Mario Suarez and forward Nordin Amrabat during the transfer window.

The Hertfordshire side are currently 10th in the Premier League, five points off a Europa League place.

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