Watford have announced the signing of Imran Louza from Nantes for an undisclosed fee.

The player, who is rated around the £10million mark, has signed a five-year deal after impressing over two seasons in Ligue 1.

Last season, the 22-year-old scored seven goals in 33 league matches, adding to the two he scored in the previous campaign.

In a post on the Watford website, Louza is described as a left-footer "capable of playing out wide but predominantly occupies a central midfield position, either in a defensive role or further forward.

"A talented passer, Louza is also skilled in dead-ball situations, taking corners, free-kicks and penalties at his former club."


Internationally, he has represented both Morocco and France at youth level, most recently turning out for the French Under 21s, for whom he made six appearances.