Almunia signs Watford deal
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola says it is ‘fantastic’ after
veteran goalkeeper Manuel Almunia signed a new one-year
Almunia joined Watford last summer on a 12-month deal after
leaving Arsenal and he made 43 appearances for the Championship
He played an integral role in Watford finishing third in the
table before impressing in the play-off final defeat by Crystal
Palace at Wembley.
The 36-year-old had been considering his options and the
Spaniard had been linked with a return to La Liga amid reports of
interest from Valencia.
However, he has decided to sign a new one-year deal at Vicarage
Road and Zola is delighted that Almunia will be part of his plans
for the 2013/14 campaign.
“It’s fantastic that Manuel has signed a new contract for next
season,” Zola told the club’s official website.
“His experience and influence are so important for us and the
impact he had at Watford last season was magnificent.”