Watford re-sign defender Adrian Mariappa on a free transfer

Watford have re-signed defender Adrian Mariappa on a three-year deal after his contract expired at Crystal Palace.

Mariappa, 29, began his career at the club and made made 247 appearances before moving to Reading in 2012. He then spent the last three years at Crystal Palace, making 49 appearances in his time at Selhurst Park.

The Jamaica international will wear No. 6 for Walter Mazzarri's side and joins after performing at the Copa America action with his country, suffering three defeats to Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay.