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Watford defender has completed his move to European giants

WatfordWatford fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are waving goodbye to their defender after he has moved to a European heavyweight.

According to the Watford Observer, Porto have confirmed the permanent signing of Watford full back Miguel Layun.

It was a move punters in the Tavern saw coming after the 27-year-old spent the whole of last season on loan at Porto, with a clause in place allowing him to make the move over to Portugal permanent.

The initial loan spell last summer cost Porto €500,000 and they’ve since decided to take Watford up on their offer and have signed Layun for €6million in two instalments.

This isn’t the last Watford fans may hear of the defender as the Hornets have a 20 per cent sell-on clause if Layun is sold by Porto for a fee exceeding €6.5million.

Last season Layun bagged six goals for Porto, helping the Portuguese side finish third in the Primeira Liga.

Watford fans. Are you surprised your club didn’t make an effort to keep him at Vicarage Road? Let us know your thoughts below.

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