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[GOOGLE NEWS FOOT UK] 🔵 Watford Confirm the Return of Former Captain

Watford FC have just announced the signing of former club captain Moussa Sissoko.

Sissoko joins the Hornets on a free transfer after he was released by Nantes when his contract came to an end in July as reported by club’s social media.

Moussa previously captained the Hornets during their 21/22 Premier League campaign where Watford were relegated.

Manager Tom Cleverly commented on the signing; “We all know his qualities as a player and he’s still playing at a very high level,”.

Sissoko’s career so far

The 34-year-old started his career in 2007 with Toulouse where he stayed for six years scoring 20 goals and 12 assists in 192 league games.

In 2013 Sissoko made a move to Newcastle for a fee of just £2 million where he began to shine in the Premier League attracting the interest of many different clubs.

The Frenchman then transferred to Tottenham Hotspur in 2016 for a fee of £35 million. Sissoko shone during his time at the club becoming a staple of the squad. The player featured in 26 Champions League games for Spurs including their final loss.

In 2021 a newly promoted Watford side took the chance on an out-of-favour Sissoko and he joined the club for £3.5 million being named club captain by then manager Xisco Munoz , Moussa scored two goals and one assist that season and despite his best efforts the club would go on to get relegated.

In the summer of 2022 Sissoko enjoyed a return to France when he signed for Nantes for £2 million where he would play for two years appearing in 56 games and recording two goals and seven assists. Exactly two years later in 2024 he was released by the club at the end of his contract.

How does he fit?

With the recent departure of Ismaël Koné, Sissoko is expected to be his replacement and feature many times for Watford this season with manager Tom Cleverley stating “He’s going to be a key part of the squad this year.” in the interview on the club’s website.

Cleverly also goes on to say “He’s a key figure, someone I was pushing for us to bring in and I’m delighted that it’s happened.” which shows that he will fit into Cleverly’s system bringing experience into a relatively young Watford FC squad.


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