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
"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. 


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We are delighted to introduce a fantastic open plan hospitality lounge that offers casual style dining to encourage a relaxed and informal atmosphere. 

The View has outstanding panoramic views of Vicarage Road Stadium and you can enjoy our luxurious padded seats located in the central area.

Locally-sourced food will be available at various points around the room, boasting on-trend menus from around the world, complemented by contemporary beer and wine. The casual atmosphere will be replicated on the grazing menu that will change match by match.

The experience doesn’t end at the final whistle, as this lounge will stay open late for guests to continue to enjoy the fantastic drink offering and vibrant atmosphere.

• Panoramic stadium views whilst you enjoy your pre-match meal
• Padded central seating
• Three-course world food grazing menu
• Matchday programme and teamsheets
• Half-time and full-time refreshments
• Pre-match chats with special guests

Please call 01923 496006 or email and one of our team will be happy to help build your matchday with us. Alternatively, view the brochure below for all our hospitality offerings, or check out some frequently asked questions.  

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