September 1, 2015 / 6:16 AM / 2 years ago

Soccer-Defender Layun leaves Watford to join Porto on loan

Sept 1 (Reuters) - FC Porto have signed defender Miguel Layun from Watford on a season-long loan, with an option to buy him for six million euros ($6.76 million) at the end of the current campaign, the Portuguese club said.

The 27-year-old joined the Hornets in January and scored his first goal for the club in their opening day 2-2 draw against Everton in the Premier League this season.

The Mexican international said he hoped to break into the first team at Porto, who won the Champions League in 2003-04.

"I am eager to start training, to be at the same level as my teammates and to fight for a spot in the starting team," Layun said on the club website (www.fcporto.pt).

"The present is always the best moment, but I've definitely reached my full maturity.

"Emotionally, I'm in a great moment and all that will help me with the best performances on the pitch."

$1 = 0.8871 euros Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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