News: First-Team Departures Confirmed

By: Watford FC Staff

Following the conclusion of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Watford FC can confirm that five first-team players have left the club.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has been released at the end of his contract, bringing the curtain down on a storied Hornets career which saw the 39-year-old feature for the club over 200 times during two seasons on loan between 2005 and 2007 and after re-signing permanently from West Bromwich Albion in 2018.

Defender Nicolas Nkoulou – who made three league appearances after signing in October 2021 – and forward Andre Gray – who spent the last campaign on loan at Queens Park Rangers – have also departed upon the expiration of their deals.

Juraj Kucka has chosen to activate a release clause in his contract, bringing an end to his one-season stay in Hertfordshire, while fellow midfielder Peter Etebo has returned to parent club Stoke City following his loan spell at Vicarage Road.

We thank the departing players for their contributions and wish them the best of luck for the next steps in their careers.

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