First Team 19/08/2016

Official | Roberto Pereyra Signs

The Hornets are delighted to announce the signing of Argentina international Roberto Pereyra, subject to a work permit. 
 
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder, who has moved to Watford from Serie A champions Juventus, has agreed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road.
 
Originally a season-long loan signing for the Turin outfit in July 2014, Pereyra made a €14m permanent move the following summer and played nearly 70 matches as Juventus secured back-to-back Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in 2014/15 and 2015/16, scoring six goals in total for the club.
 
He also featured in the 2015 Champions League final, during a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in Berlin.
 
Pereyra began his professional career in Argentina with River Plate before earning a €2m move to Italy with Udinese, where he made 104 outings between 2011 and 2014.
 
Since making his international debut in October 2014, he has represented Argentina 10 times, including two appearances as Gerardo Martino’s men finished runners-up at the 2015 Copa America.
 

First Team 19/08/2016

Official | Younes Kaboul Joins

Experienced French international defender Younes Kaboul has today completed a permanent transfer to the Hornets.
 
The 30-year-old centre-half has signed a three-year contract after joining from fellow Premier League club Sunderland.
 
Kaboul played an instrumental part as the Black Cats avoided relegation in 2015/16, making 23 appearances after moving to the Stadium of Light from Tottenham Hotspur for £3m last summer.
 
He also played the entire 90 minutes for David Moyes’ men in their opening day fixture at Manchester City on Saturday.
 
Kaboul featured 140 times during two spells at Spurs after first moving to England from Auxerre for £8m in 2004, and he was named club captain for the 2014/15 season.
 
He spent a year-and-a-half with Portsmouth, then a Premier League side, scoring five goals in 50 appearances before returning to White Hart Lane in January 2010.
 
A former captain of the France Under-21 team, Kaboul has played five times for the full national side.

Speaking after completing his medical, Kaboul says he wants to build on Watford's recent successes.

"I’m very happy and delighted to be a part of Watford Football Club, and I’m looking forward to the season," he told watfordfc.com
 
"Just from outside, I can see it’s a family club, there are some good players here and I’m very confident. 

"The club had a very good season last year, and we need to carry that on to be even better."

Watch out for the full video interview with Kaboul here on Monday.