Controversial Watford loan departure Nordin Amrabat has said he is back in the "best league in the world" after returning to La Liga to join Leganes for the season.

Amrabat, aged 30, was shipped out the day after the English transfer window shut by the Hornets board, against the wishes of head coach Marco Silva who last week called the club's lack of options in wide positions "dangerous".

Amrabat joined Watford from Malaga two years ago and had been a regular in the side last year under Walter Mazzarri, as well as starting in the first three of Silva's Premier League line-ups.

But the winger himself has less sorrow over his move than his former head coach - and is delighted to be back in the Spanish top flight.

“It has only been two years since I played in Spain and I wanted to return to the best league in the world,” he told reporters at his presentation at the club.

“Many players come back here and do very well, I'm looking forward to playing  for this club and giving my all.

“I could not see the derby [against Getafe] but watched the victories over Alaves and Espanyol, which were very impressive - this is a great club with a strong team.

“Where do I like to play most? I’m happy to play anywhere in the attack, but I’m most comfortable on the right-hand side.”