OFFICIAL: Hornets Seal Berghuis Signing
STEVEN BERGHUIS has become Watford’s 10th signing of the summer after joining from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
The 23-year-old winger, who is comfortable playing on either flank, has agreed terms on a 4-year deal with the Hornets.
Berghuis has earned much praise for his performances in the Eredivisie since moving to AZ in 2012, scoring 11 goals in 22 league games last season, adding to the nine he managed from 29 matches in 2013/14.
His impressive form resulted in a first international call-up to the full Netherlands squad ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia last month.
A product of the FC Twente youth system, Berghuis made his professional debut in 2011 and went on to appear in both the Champions League and the Europa League, before a spell on loan at VVV-Venlo during the first half of 2012.
Ahead of the 2012/13 campaign he secured a switch from Twente to AZ, where he made 92 appearances in total over the last three years.
Berghuis has represented Netherlands at both Under-21 and Under-19 levels.