Academy: Phillips & Bennetts Offered Pro Deals

Second-year Academy scholars Dan Phillips and Jayden Bennetts have both been rewarded with professional contracts at Watford FC.

Phillips (pictured above), an 18-year-old central midfielder who was recently named the Hornets’ 2018/19 Academy Player of the Season, has been offered a two-year deal.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old forward Bennetts (pictured below), who has previously trained with Nigeria’s Under-20s, has been offered a one-year contract. 

Fellow second-year scholars Emmanuel Adebiyi, James Hoskins, Harry Hudson, Reece Miller and Harvey White have all had their option for a third year taken up by the club.

Under-23 goalkeeper Adam Parkes, who joined Watford from Southampton in January 2019, has been rewarded with a new one-year professional deal.

The Hornets have also taken up the additional one-year option on the contract of winger Harry Forster (pictured below), who first agreed professional terms last summer.

Young professionals Ashley Charles, Andrew Eleftheriou, Sam Howes, Tom Leighton and Joy Mukena will all leave the club, as will scholars Michael Mullings, Kai Sanders, Sam Sesay, Ryan Suckling and Ben Tricker.

Watford FC places on record its thanks to all departing players and wishes them the best of luck for the future.


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