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Reports: Mexico’s Layun seals Liga MX transfer, immediately loaned to England


Miguel Layun of America celebrates his goal against Santos, during their Mexican Apertura tournament football match at the TSM Corona stadium on September 26, 2014, in Torreon, Coahuila State, Mexico. AFP PHOTO/EDGAR QUINTANA (Photo credit should read Edgar QUINTANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Miguel Layun’s fine World Cup for Mexico has earned him a new permanent club and a loan deal to England.

The versatile 26-year-old has sealed a deal from Club America to Granada in Liga MX, and is going on loan to Championship side Watford for the rest of this season, according to Inside Spanish Football.

Watford is pushing for promotion, currently in fifth place. The Hornets are four points safe in the race for a playoff spot and seven points back of the second automatic promotion slot.

Layun registered three assists for El Tri in their two-legged playoff win over New Zealand before playing every minute of Mexico’s World Cup Round of 16 run in Brazil.

He can also play midfield and is capable of surging, attacking runs up the field.

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