Ben Watson undergoing Nottingham Forest medical

Ben Watson of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

HITC Sport understands that free agent Ben Watson is undergoing a medical at Nottingham Forest.

Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City is challenged by Ben Watson of Watford during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford at The King Power Stadium on January 20, 2018 in...

Former Watford midfielder Ben Watson is undergoing a medical at Nottingham Forest ahead of making a move to the City Ground, HITC Sport understands.

Watson came close to joining Forest on loan on transfer deadline day, but just ran out of time to conclude the deal.

Jordan Ayew of Swansea City battles for possesion with Ben Watson of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Swansea City at Vicarage Road on December 30, 2017 in...

However, Watson has now cancelled his contract with Watford by mutual consent to allow himself to make the move to Forest as a free agent.

Watson struggled to hold down a regular place in the Watford side this season, making just eight starts and three substitute appearances for the Hornets.

Ben Watson of Watford during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The 32-year-old joined Watford in January 2015 and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League in his first season at Vicarage Road.

Watson boasts a wealth of experience having made over 400 first-team appearances during spells with Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, West Bromwich Albion and Watford, and he also scored the winning goal in the 2013 FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Forest were one of the busiest clubs in the country on deadline day, and Watson is now in line to become Aitor Karanka's eighth signing since taking over at the City Ground.

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