Watford announce signing of Derby County midfielder Will Hughes

Watford have announced the signing of England under-21 midfielder Will Hughes from Championship club Derby County.

Hughes, 22, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Vicarage Road and joins for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £8 million.

New Watford coach Marco Silva has been looking to add creativity to a squad that struggled for goals in the second half of last season.

Hughes, who made his derby debut as a 16-year-old in 2011 and has since become a fixture in the side, is currently playing for England at the European Under-21 Championships in Poland.