Younes Kaboul completes move from Sunderland to Watford

Watford have completed the signing of defender Younes Kaboul from Sunderland.

The 30-year-old centre-back has signed a three-year contract after the Frenchman asked to leave the Wearside club due to personal reasons.

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

Kaboul played an integral role in helping the Black Cats avoid relegation, following last year's summer move from fellow Premier League club Tottenham.

Watford are believed to have paid around £3.5 million for their newest recruit.

Kaboul said of his latest switch: "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."

The Hornets, who play Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, also announced the signing Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra after he successfully underwent a medical on Friday.

Argentina international Pereyra was heavily linked with a move to Vicarage Road having helped Juventus win the Italian domestic double in each of the past two campaigns.

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri confirmed in an early-afternoon news conference that the 25-year-old was undergoing medical checks, and the club announced his signing, subject to a work permit, later in the day.