Watford have completed a deal for versatile young Real Madrid midfielder Fran Montavez.

The 19-year-old, who spent seven years in the Spanish giant’s youth system, has spent several weeks on trial with the Golden Boys and has featured for the Hornets’ Under-21 side.

And Montavez, who can play in midfield or behind the striker, has impressed sufficiently to earn a contract at Vicarage Road.

He signed a deal with the Hornets this week after his agent, Egoitz Basurto, agreed terms with Watford.

According to Spanish paper AS, Quique Sanchez Flores’ presence at Vicarage Road is believed to be a significant factor in Montavez’s decision to swap the Spanish capital for Watford.