Etienne Capoue has signed for Watford for a club-record fee from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The Frenchman joins the newly-promoted Hornets after failing to make the grade at White Hart Lane.
OFFICIAL: #watfordfc is delighted to confirm the signing of Etienne Capoue from @SpursOfficial for a club record fee pic.twitter.com/4mn1XJTIOx
— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) July 6, 2015
He started only 19 Premier League starts in two seasons after arriving from Toulouse for £9m in 2013.
The 26-year-old is the second player bought in the aftermath of Tottenham’s world-record Gareth Bale sale to be offload this summer after Paulinho went to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
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Capoue reportedly costs Watford comfortably more than the £3,250,000 that they paid West Bromwich Albion for striker Nathan Ellington in 2007 and is their fourth signing of the summer.
Former Spurs teammate and French compatriot Benjamin Stambouli could follow Capoue to Vicarage Road. A fee has been agreed between the two clubs and the midfielder is negotiating personal terms.