• Mario Suarez joins Watford on a four-and-a-half-year deal 
  • Manager Quique Sanchez Flores worked with the player at Atletico Madrid
  • The 28-year-old has been capped three times for Spain 

Simon Jones for MailOnline

Watford have confirmed the signing of Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez for a undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract with the Hornets, after completing a medical with the Barclays Premier League side. 

Manager Quique Sanchez Flores, has already signed Nordin Amrabat from Malaga for £6million and Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon this month, as he builds on a steady start to Watford’s campaign.

Suarez , a product of Atletico Madrid’s youth system, enjoyed huge success with the club, winning La Liga and finishing runner-up to rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League in the 2013/14 season.

Mario Suarez has joined Watford on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee

Mario Suarez has joined Watford on a four-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee

The Spanish midfielder seen here in pre-season against Chelsea has featured 13 times for Fiorentina

The Spanish midfielder seen here in pre-season against Chelsea has featured 13 times for Fiorentina

Moving to Fiorentina in July 2015, after five years with Madrid, Suarez appeared 13 times for the club this season in both Serie A and the Europa League.  

‘I am very happy to be here because it is a dream come true to play in the Premier League,’ Suarez told the official club website.

‘I am very excited with the project of the club, to be trained again by Quique and to start playing for Watford.’ 

Flores had previously spoken of his admiration for the player, who he had worked with in the Spanish capital, for a year, when the midfielder was at Atletico Madrid between 2009 and 2011.  

‘He is experienced and he plays very well, Flores said.

‘In the last year he has been unlucky a little bit as he hasn’t been able to keep up the level of the first eight years of his career, but now it is very important for him to recuperate .

‘We have the tools to recuperate this player and when Mario Suarez recuperates his level he will be amazing for Watford.’

 

 

 

 

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