Boost for Watford as midfielder pens new deal

Premier League outfit Watford have this morning confirmed that midfielder Etienne Capoue has put pen to paper on a new contract with the club.

Crucial figure

Capoue, a 29-year-old French international, has been on the books of the Hornets since arriving at the club from Tottenham in 2015, after a disappointing spell in North London.

After making a solid 33 Premier League appearances during his debut campaign at Vicarage Road, Capoue became a near ever-present for the Hornets last season, featuring from the start in all but one of his side’s league outings.

And the former Toulouse man also added a goalscoring touch to his game to start out the 2016-17 campaign, proving quite prolific over the opening months of the season.

However, the current campaign has proven by far Capoue’s most difficult with Watford, with the 29-year-old having only started 9 Premier League games to this point.

The 7-time capped Les Bleus’ international has seen his form pick up since the arrival of Javi Gracia at the club in January, though, with Capoue’s performances in a more deep-lying role having seen the versatile midfielder handed starts in Watford’s last 4 league outings.

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Staying put

And the Hornets have wasted little time in rewarding Capoue for his return to form, with the club having confirmed this morning that they have tied the Frenchman down to a new 4-year-deal at Vicarage Road:

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