Watford have completed and confirmed the signing of Juraj Kucka on a season-long loan from Parma.
Having broken through at Slovakian side Podbrezova, the experienced midfielder played for Sparta Prague, Genoa, AC Milan and Trabzonspor, before joining Parma in 2019. Playing for the Serie A side, he made a total of 74 appearances in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and producing eight assists. Primarily performing a holding role, he is also capable of playing further up the pitch if need be.
The 34-year-old also has significant experience as a Slovakia international, having represented his country on 86 occasions so far, most recently at the European Championship this year.
Kucka will have a chance of making his debut for Watford when the Hornets take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday next, having fought their way to promotion from the Championship where they played last season. He will be hoping he’ll be able to help Xisco’s team keep their top-flight status over the upcoming season.