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Argentina international Roberto Pereyra leaves Juventus to join Watford

Published 19/08/2016

Younes Kaboul is on the verge of signing for Watford
Younes Kaboul is on the verge of signing for Watford

Watford have completed the signing of Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

The 25-year-old Argentina international has joined the Hornets on a five-year deal, the club announced.

His arrival gave the Premier League outfit a second new player of the day after they earlier finalised a move for defender Younes Kaboul from Sunderland.

The 30-year-old centre-back penned a three-year deal with Walter Mazzarri's side.

Pereyra, who has 10 caps for Argentina, scored six goals in 68 games after joining Juventus in 2014.

He has helped the Italian giants to two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia successes while he was a second-half substitute in the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in 2015.

Kaboul played an integral role in helping Sunderland avoid relegation last season after joining from fellow Premier League club Tottenham.

Watford are believed to have paid around £3.5million for the French defender, who asked to leave the Wearside club for personal reasons.

Kaboul told watfordfc.com: "I'm very happy and delighted to be a part of Watford Football Club, and I'm looking forward to the season.

"Just from outside, I can see it's a family club, there are some good players here and I'm very confident.

"The club had a very good season last year, and we need to carry that on to be even better."

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