Football: Watford sign Will Hughes from Derby

Will Hughes training with the England Under 21 football team on June 7, 2017.
Will Hughes training with the England Under 21 football team on June 7, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Watford have signed midfielder Will Hughes from Championship side Derby County on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

British media reported that Watford paid £8 million (S$14.1 million) for the 22-year-old who becomes the Hornets' first signing since Marco Silva was named as manager last month.

Walter Mazzarri was sacked before the last league game of the season and Watford ended the campaign 17th in the table.