Former Watford midfielder Juraj Kucka has returned to Slovakia to play for the first time in 13 years after signing for Slovan Bratislava.

The 35-year-old left the Hornets at the end of last season after activating a break clause in his contract, having made 26 appearances in the Premier League.

Kucka has now gone back to his homeland to continue his career, having not played in Slovakia since 2009 when he left MFK Ružomberok to join Sparta Prague.

In comments translated from a press conference, Kucka said: "It's a nice feeling, I'm going back to Slovakia, where I started.

"I look forward to working with you and would like to thank you for this opportunity.

"I believe that everything will work and we will achieve the greatest successes.”

After leaving Prague in 2011, Kucka played for Genoa, Milan, Trabzonspor and Parma before moving to Vicarage Road last summer.