Watford confirm signing of Etienne Capoue

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Watford have further added to their midfield options by signing French midfielder Etienne Capoue from League rivals Spurs for a record transfer fee.

Capoue signed a four year contract with Watford having played for Spurs since signing from French side Toulouse in 2013 and the Frenchman capped by his country on seven occasions becomes the Hornets fifth signing of the summer.

Capoue struggled to hold down a place for Tottenham this season and saw his appearances limited to rotation and Europa League fixtures as the Spurs side felt the physical demand of a saturated fixture list towards Christmas. 

Watford revealed on the club's website this morning their delight at the capture of the midfielder, who is surely going to add to creative options in midfield and may be pivotal in a potential relegation battle that Watford face.

Capoue began his career at Toulouse playing almost 150 games for his boyhood club before an impressive season saw him sign for Spurs for a fee in the region of £9 million.

Shrewd signing

The French midfielder who has scored for his country wasn't required as much in a squad full of midfielders in North London and only managed to play 24 games for Tottenham

Falling out of favour earlier in the season as part of Pochettino's experimenting made him surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and he played in few games towards the end of the season.

Capoue joins fellow new boys Vydra, defender Sebastian Prodl, goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis and full-back Jose Holebas in a squad that will be determined to fight for their position in the Premier League and his arrival will be eagerly anticipated by the Watford fans as they hope the shrewd business in the transfer market continues.

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