French midfielder Pape Gueye as joined Premier League side Watford from Le Havre on Wednesday.
Watford confirmed this on Wednesday despite the ongoing financial crisis surrounding Premier League clubs to the Covid-19.
Players of Watford has agree to defer their wages last week due to the economic in balance cause by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Watford FC is delighted to confirm the signing of French midfielder Pape Gueye,” Watford said in a statement.
“The 6ft 2ins 21-year-old –- who has featured already for France at both Under-18 and Under-19 levels –- signed a five-year deal with the Hornets, effective from July 1.
“With Gueye’s current deal at France Ligue 2 side Le Havre expiring this summer, an official pre-contract agreement has already been lodged with all relevant authorities.”
Premier League clubs could lose an estimated £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in revenue if the season cannot be completed.