Report: Tottenham outcast Etienne Capoue tells friends he's leaving, will join Watford

Etienne Capoue

Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue is reportedly set to leave the club - and join Watford.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue has told friends that he will leave White Hart Lane in order to join Watford.

Capoue started the season as a regular in the Tottenham midfield, but soon found himself out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Frenchman, 26, played just 18 games in all competitions for Tottenham last season, and has long been expected to leave North London this summer.

Now, just two years since arriving from Toulouse, Capoue looks set to move on, with The Mirror reporting that a move to newly-promoted Watford is on the cards.

A fee has yet to be agreed according to the report, but The Mirror believe that Capoue has told his friends that he will leave Tottenham to join the Hornets this summer, with Quique Sanchez Flores looking to keep Watford in the Premier League.

The right move

Tottenham's 2013 signings were an unmitigated disaster, and selling Capoue would be the first of many expected departures from those signings.

Capoue hasn't been the worst of those signings, but he hasn't been able to make an impact at Spurs, so it's definitely the best move by Pochettino to let him move on.

For Watford, they will be getting a strong midfielder with a point to prove - and that could be ideal for the Hornets as they return to the top flight this season.

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