Official | Watson Departs

Watford FC can confirm that Ben Watson has left the club having been released from his contract by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old midfielder first moved to Vicarage Road from Wigan in January 2015 and played a key part in the Hornets' subsequent promotion to the Premier League.

During three years he made 78 appearances, including 47 in the top-flight, scoring two goals.

The Hornets would like to thank Ben for his service to the club and wish him all the best for the future.

First Team 31/01/2018

Official | Dahlberg Deal Done

The Hornets have secured the services of promising Sweden Under-21 goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg.

The 19-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year permanent deal following his arrival from IFK Göteborg, and he will return to the Swedish side on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Despite his relative youth, the 6ft 4in stopper has already played 32 times for IFK, attracting much interest thanks to a string of fine performances in goal.

Dahlberg is a Swedish youth international at Under-21, Under-19 and Under-17 level.