Watford on Monday announced the signing of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old was on the books of Everton before making the move to the Nou Camp last summer, scoring just once.

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Watford took to its Twitter page to make the announcement

The club would, for the duration of the loan, bear the burden of paying the Spaniard’s salary.

He is the first signing made by Watford since they appointed former Malaga boss Javi Gracia.

Meanwhile, The Hawthorns has seen the arrival of Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool. The striker would be spending the rest of the season on-loan at West Brom.

“This is a big coup for us. He has fantastic talent,” said West Brom boss Alan Pardew.