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Watford sign Didier Ndong on loan from Sunderland

4:01 AM SGT 1/2/18
Didier Ndong Sunderland
The Hornets have confirmed the arrival of the Gabon international to the Vicarage Road till the end of the season

Watford have signed Didier Ndong from Sunderland on loan with an option of making the deal permanent in the summer.

The 23-year-old joined the Black Cats for a club record fee of €16 million in August 2016 from French side Lorient.

Prior to his departure, the highly-rated midfielder made 54 appearances for the club and scored once in all competitions.

The club announced the capture of the former Sfaxien player on Wednesday.

“Highly-rated midfielder Didier Ndong has agreed a loan move to Vicarage Road, the Hornets are pleased to confirm,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“The 23-year-old will spend the remainder of the 2017/18 season with Watford, while the club also have the option on a permanent transfer in the summer.”

Ndong could make his debut when Watford welcome Chelsea to the Vicarage Road on February 5.