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Tottenham midfielder completes transfer to Watford in club-record signing

The French midfielder is the latest Tottenham player to exit in a big summer exodus.

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The summer midfield clear-out at Tottenham Hotspur continues. Today, Tottenham announced via Twitter and their website that they have finalized the transfer of French midfielder Etienne Capoue to Watford FC.

The four-year deal is said to be Watford's club record transfer fee. The actual price was not disclosed but earlier reports indicated a suggested fee of €9m. Capoue will waltz directly into Watford's starting lineup and is really a fantastic get for the HornetMoose as they seek to upgrade their team heading into the Premier League season. Capoue may not have made it at Spurs, but he'll be very good for a club like Watford. The EPL is a meat-grinder, but Watford are doing their best under new coach Quique Sanchez Flores to try and stay up.

There are still rumors in place that Watford is also trying to sign fellow French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli.