Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder
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Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal.
Hughes made 165 Championship appearances for the Rams.
The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with England's Under-21 squad at the European Championships in Poland and will join the Hornets squad on his return.
He is the first signing made by the Premier League club since Marco Silva was appointed manager on 27 May.
Silva succeeded Walter Mazzarri at Vicarage Road, with the Italian dismissed before the final league match of a season in which the Hornets finished 17th.
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Liverpool were interested a few seasons ago - which would have then inflated his price.
Mad prices being paid by the top 6 when gems of similar quality available locally. Well done Watford.
One or two stupid comments on here about him being lightweight !!! Yeah, like David Silva knocks people about and rushes round putting tackles in. This lad can pick a pass.
Watford have got a bargain. If they can develop him further, he'll do well for them.
Give it a rest and stop knocking the club. Derby did very well for Will Hughes but he is one of a mass of players who have more than had their chances, and the 8 million will give the opportunity to recruit
Gary Rowett needs everyone to support the club
Can only get better
Good luck to Watford