Hornets poised for Yeates addition

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Watford are well on the way to singing Mark Yeates after agreeing a price with Sheffield United for the player.

The Hornets are expected to pay around £200,000 for the player, although the official figure is to remain undisclosed.

Watford manager Sean Dyche said: "I'm thrilled to have an effervescent wide player coming into the fold here.

"He's got ability and talent, and will be a big part of helping us move forward as a team.

"I'm sure he's looking forward to the challenge of not only earning his place in the side but also delivering consistently good performances."

The Irish winger will join Watford on a two-year deal, and Blades boss Danny Wilson was disappointed to let the 26-year-old go despite his rifts with previous management.



He said: "Some of the lads are ambitious and want to play in the Championship, as you would expect, and we have had a few nibbles.

“What I must also stress is we need to bring players in too, this isn't just a one-way process."

Yeates himself was glad to make the move back to the Npower Championship, and took to his new club instantly 

He said “I had a good feeling straight away.”

The 26-year-old can play on either flank, and the players versatility will make him an asset to the club at Vicarage Road.

Yeates began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, but only made one start and three substitute appearances before leaving permanently in 2007.

He had more success on loan to Colchester, and eventually caught the eye of Middlesbrough who stumped up £500,000 for his signature.

Six months later, Sheffield United took on player, and he scored 7 goals from 55 appearances for the club.

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