Patrick Vieria announced Will Hughes’ move from Watford to Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.
The 26-year-old, who only had one year remaining on his Hornets contract, informed his fans about the move on Twitter.
He wrote: “My time has come to say goodbye to Watford, where I’ve spent four brilliant years with some incredible highs. I gave my all for the club and I’ll look back on my time here with great fondness!
“A massive thank you to the fans who made me feel at home from day one, it was a pleasure to be part of the journey with you.
“To the backroom staff, thank you for everything you did for me behind the scenes.
“And finally, to my team mates who I’ve shared the pitch with over the last few years – it was a privilege to play alongside you.
“I’d like to wish all the lads, staff and fans the best of luck for the future.”