Report: Porto to sign Watford's Miguel Layun this summer

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Porto will look to sign Watford’s Miguel Layun.

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According to Superportistas, Porto will sign Miguel Layun from Watford on a permanent deal this summer.

The report claims that the Mexican fullback has made a decent impression during his season-long loan deal in Portugal and Porto want to exercise the option to buy him on a permanent deal.

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It was initially mooted that Layun was to join Granada on a long-term contract in December 2014, but instead he signed with the Pozzo family’s English club Watford who at the the time were in the Championship.

He helped the Hornets achieve promotion and later scored on his Premier League debut in a 2-2 draw at Everton, joining only a select few number of Mexicans to net in the English top-flight.

However, three weeks later he surprisingly joined Porto on a season-long loan deal with the option to buy the defender permanently at the end of the campaign.

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Despite Porto missing out on both the league and the cup. Layun had a decent season with the Dragons and fresh reports from Portugal claim the club have activated the option to sign him on a long-term deal.

The 27-year-old made 27 league appearances this past season while featuring six times in Europe, averaging an impressive 2.3 tackles and three interceptions per Champions League encounter.

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