In one of the most surprising signings of January, Quiqe Sanchez Flores’ side Watford have completed the signature of highly rated Spanish midfielder earlier yesterday.
Out of favor Fiorentia midfielder, Mario Suarez has officially signed a 4 and a half year deal at the Vicarage Road for an undisclosed amount that is understood to be around 4 million.
The signature was confirmed by the Premier League club’s official website after their victory against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
Suarez started his career in Spain at Atletico Madrid and had loan spells at Celta Vigo and Real Valladolid. He was at the capital when Sanchez Florez was the manager of Atletico Madrid and it was understood that Sanchez Flores was keen on bringing him to Watford who now have a great chance to play in Europe next season.
Suarez played 180 games in Spain before moving on to Fiorentina last July where he scored just one goal in 13 appearances and now firmly believes that the move to the Premier League is the right decision for the team and the player.
I am very happy to be here because it is a dream come true to play in the Premier League,” Suárez 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.”
The 28-year old was on the radar of many European clubs including Liverpool who almost bought him to Anfield last summer. This move comes as a shock as Suarez can fit into many teams and Watford have surely made a bargain for such a small price.
He Watford manager was also excited with his arrival and with 32 points from 23 games at the moment, the manager truly believes that they can achieve more than what they have done so far this season.
“I think the amazing news for Watford is that we have the possibility to convince players to come here,” Flores said. “It means Watford is improving a lot in the last years. The players are really clever and they have a lot of information.
“Before they come to Watford they know everything – the owner, the players, the squad, the staff, the fans – so, when they decide ‘OK, I want to go to Watford’ it is because the conditions are really good. There are a lot of teams in the Premier League with a lot of history so if they decide to come here it is amazing for us.”