Sunderland accept bid from Watford for Younes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul is set to move to Watford
Younes Kaboul is set to move to Watford

Sunderland have confirmed they have accepted a bid from Watford for centre-back Younes Kaboul.

The 30-year-old defender is set to join the Hornets on a three-year deal for a fee in the region of £4million.

Kaboul, signed from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, said the club has shown him "fantastic" support with the defender saying he wants to leave Wearside for personal reasons and return to London.

A club statement read: "Younes had spoken with David Moyes in recent days, expressing his desire to leave the club for personal reasons.

"The club therefore agreed to a request from the player’s representative to be allowed to speak to Watford regarding a move.

"An agreement has been reached between the two clubs and the player has been given permission to talk to Watford regarding personal terms."

Speaking about the situation, Younes Kaboul said: “This is not an easy situation for me, but the club and the manager have shown an understanding of my personal circumstances and I am grateful for that.

“The Sunderland fans have supported me fantastically well since I came to the club, they gave me my passion back and I sincerely thank them for that.

"I hope they understand that I have made this incredibly difficult decision for me."