Nordin Amrabat Joins Leganes From Watford, Signs Season-Long Loan Deal


Nordin Amrabat ended his Premier League stint and returned to the country where he lived his best years as a professional.

According to several reports, the 30-year-old versatile forward has joined Deportivo Leganes on a a season-long loan from Watford, the La Liga club announced on Friday evening. The signing of Amrabat was the last move before the transfer window closed in Spain.

Amrabat already knows what is like to play in Spain, though. The Morocco international returns to La Liga where he had two stints at Malaga. He scored a total of eight goals in 59 games for the Spanish outfit.

Amrabat is currently on international duty with his country, but he will report to his new club right after the break ends and should be available for the team’s next match against Getafe at home on September 8.

Amrabat’s stint in Spain will likely be short, though. Considering he is tied to The Hornets until June 2019 and that he signed a one-year deal, all signs indicate he will return to England on a contract year where he will prove his worth.

The 30-year-old Amrabat arrived at the Vicarage Road outfit in January 2016 from Malaga and made 44 league appearances for the club, but 32 of those have been as a starter.