Belkalem Joins Watford.
Algerian Central Defedner Essaid Belkalem, today joined Watford on loan from Granada for the season. The Hornets have the option to sign him permanantley at the end of the season. He has plied his trade in Algeria playing for JS Kabyile. The 24 year old made 85 appearances scoring 5 goals. Borussia Dortmund and Lyon were interested in signing the centre back but he has signed for Granada. He has been a key figure in the Algerian national side as they seek qualification to the World Cup next summer in Brazil. He will wear the number 5 shirt for the hornets. Welcome to the club Essaid.