Kaboul leaves Watford by mutual consent
Watford have terminated the contract of Younes Kaboul by mutual consent, bringing an end to the defender's two-and-a-half-year association with the club.
Kaboul joined Watford from Sunderland in a reported £4million deal in August 2016 and featured heavily in his debut campaign at Vicarage Road.
The former Tottenham and Portsmouth centre-back has struggled with injuries since then, however, and has not been used since a 2-0 Premier League win over Southampton 15 months ago.
Watford have now taken the decision to end the 32-year-old's time at the club early, with his contract originally due to expire at the end of the season.
| The Hornets have agreed to cancel the contract of defender Younès Kaboul by mutual consent.— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) December 21, 2018
Everyone at #watfordfc wishes Younès well for the future and thanks him for his contributions while at Vicarage Road. pic.twitter.com/H7j5Z1Iovi
Kaboul scored twice across 26 appearances for the Hornets.