Official: Watford Sign Etienne Capoue As Tottenham’s Great Fringe Midfielder Exodus Continues

Chris Wright

6th, July 2015


By Chris Wright

Coming days after Lewis Holtby and Paulinho were allowed to swan off to Hamburg and Guangzhou Evergrande respectively, it seems that Tottenham’s great fringe midfielder exodus is finally upon us with the news that Etienne Capoue has joined newly-promoted Watford on a four-year deal.

The Frenchman joins the Hornets for a club record fee, widely reported to be £5.7million…

Word on the wire is that Watford are also in talks to take Benjamin Stambouli off Spurs’ hands too. Best of luck to ’em.

So along with Paulinho, Capoue’s departure makes it two of the “magnificent seven” (the seven players Spurs purchased with the Gareth Bale money in the summer of 2013) that have now been flogged on again at a considerable loss – the five remaining being Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado, Vlad Chiriches, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.

Yeesh. It looks like worse business every time you revisit it.

Posted in Newsnow, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers & Rumours, Watford

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  1. driscon says:

    instead of buying 2 high quality players they spunked it on overpriced averageness (Eriksen aside)…laughable, at least Ryan Mason is good :/ :/

  2. Obvious says:

    Inescapable conclusion… transfers equate to money for all concerned – each transfer pie is carved up. The game is so rotten that this is the primary concern for all.

    How much of your hard-earned cash has gone to subsidise these crooks?

    It is their right to sell you a lie, sell you anything they wish, in fact. But then the *real* question becomes, have you bought into a lie, and if so, what did you buy into it with?

    Example for muses… Old Trafford is the supposed Theatre Of Dreams. What takes in a theatre?

    Actors, acting.

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