Watford sign Colombia defender Zuniga on season-long loan

LONDON: Watford have signed Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga from Napoli on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent, the Premier League club said on their website on (www.watfordfc.com) on Saturday.

The 30-year-old, who can play at right or left back, joined Napoli for 8.5 million euros ($9.38 million) from Siena in 2009 and played 163 games for the Serie A side, including a four-year spell under Watford manager Walter Mazzarri.

He started his professional career in Colombia with Atletico Nacional, where he won three league titles, and played nine times on loan at Bologna during the second half of last season.

Zuniga has made 62 appearances for Colombia, including four games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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