Photo: Etienne Capoue makes Watford debut after £6.5m transfer from Tottenham

Former Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue made his debut for Watford last night.

Two days after confirming the transfer of Etienne Capoue via the official club website, Watford handed the Frenchman his debut.

The central midfielder became Watford's record signing at £6.5 million, after a disappointing two-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur, who he joined from Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

He started in Watford's 4-0 away win in their opening friendly against non-league St Albans, playing 53 minutes.

Capoue had an early impact too, setting up Odion Ighalo for the second goal of the game.

The assist was not an outlier, Watford's website described the midfielder as 'heavily involved' in the straightforward victory.

Ighalo scored twice, along with Troy Deeney and Connor Smith, a second half substitute.

The friendly win also saw debuts for new additions goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis, who replaced Heurelho Gomes in the second half and defender Sebastian Prodl.

Capoue hopes to finally make an impact in the Premier League, and last night's debut indicated he will be given a prominent role in the Watford team for the campaign ahead.

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