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Official | Watford sign Mbaye Niang

Watford have announced that they have signed AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang on a six month loan deal with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The loan will see the 22-year-old join the Premier League club after his parent club signed Gerard Deulofeu on a similar deal, and with Watford struggling for goals domestically, they hope Niang will be the answer.

However, the Frenchman does have a clause in his contract whereby if he scores 10 goals for Watford in his loan spell, the club will have to buy him for a fee rumoured to be around €18m.

Niang joined Milan in 2012 from Caen before loan spells at Montpellier and fellow Italian club Genoa, before making 77 appearances for the Rossoneri, scoring just 12 goals.

Watford boss has already bolstered his squad this transfer window, with Niang joining Tom Cleverley and Mauro Zarate at the Hertfordshire club.



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