Etienne Capoue explains why he left Tottenham to sign for Watford

Etienne Capoue

Capoue left Tottenham Hotspur to sign for Premier League rivals Watford.

Speaking to Hornets Player, Etienne Capoue has explained the reasoning behind his transfer to Watford, having moved from Tottenham to join the newly promoted Premier League club.

The French midfielder said: “I’m very excited to take part in this big project. I need to play, I need to put my qualities on the pitch and I think Watford is the best for me. [I’m looking forward to] staying in the Premier League and playing game after game and to be focused every weekend.”

Capoue, a 26-year-old midfielder, broke Watford’s transfer record to move to Vicarage Road, and although he has failed to impress in England, his signing is still a coup for the club.

Whilst playing for Toulouse in France he built a reputation as an impressively versatile midfielder, who could adapt to whatever situation was ahead of him, as well as featuring wherever needed across the park.

His adaptability and strength in midfield will bring real talent to a midfield currently lacking in his type of player, and although he played just 36 times for Spurs over his two-year spell, he brings much needed Premier League experience to the club.

A seven-capped French international, Capoue is a player who will vastly improve the Watford ranks, and his chances of consistent first-team football are one of the main reasons he chose a move to the Hornets, rather than staying as a fringe player at White Hart Lane.

With Capoue as Watford's fifth summer signing, the Hornets are slowly building an impressive team as they look to stay in the Premier League during the 2015/16 campaign.

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