Watford sign ex-Italy international

Alessandro Diamanti

Alessandro Diamanti scored twice on loan at Fiorentina last season

17 August 2015
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Alessandro Diamanti: Watford sign ex-Italy and West Ham midfielder

Watford have signed former Italy midfielder Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 32-year-old, who played in the Premier League for West Ham in 2009-10, spent the second half of last season on loan at Serie A side Fiorentina.

Diamanti has won 17 international caps and was part of the Italy squad that finished as runners-up at Euro 2012.

He becomes Watford's 12th signing of the summer.

Alessandro Diamanti scores against Joe Hart

Diamanti scored Italy's winning penalty in the Euro 2012 quarter-final shootout against England

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