Watford new boy Nordin Amrabat bids emotional goodbye to Malaga

Quique Sanchez Flores has spoken at length at just how important the characteristics are of the signings Watford will make this month. He was, mainly, referring to physical attributes like pace, power and maturity. The head coach also likes his players to be humble and, in short, be pretty decent blokes. He seems to have got the full package in Nordin Amrabat who today issue an emotional farewell to Malaga and its fans.

On his Instagram account he wrote:  ‘How quick this has all occurred in these last few days, it prevents me to say goodbye to you how you all deserve. The circumstances have not permitted me to say goodbye how I would have liked to. For that reason I send you this message for eternal gratitude for the Immense love that you have given me from the start.


‘Till the last minute of the last day I gave everything for the Málaga shirt on the playing field. I want to thank also Málaga CF for the care that I have received from everyone at the club during these two happy years that I will never forget. From Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani (Málaga owner) till the last of the employees. Thank you to the two managers that I have had in this time, Bernd Schuster and Javi Gracia, to their technical bodies, my friends and friends of the changing room, Moayad Shatat, Vicente Casado and Mario Husillos, for the effort they put in everyday to make me a Málaga player and to Francesk Amau and to all their team for their love and their understanding in these last weeks.

‘Now in England there will be one more Malaguista (Málaga fan) who will support and celebrate each and every Málaga victory. It’s my turn to learn a new and exciting challenge in the Premier League, but I’m convinced that our paths will cross again one day. You have made me happy. I’ll always be in Málagas debt and over all with you, fans.

Come on Málaga!

Nordin Amrabat.’

*Thanks to @bsoutham1 for the translation