BY Afeseh Apong
English championship side Watford, has announced that they have released Cameroonian defender Nicolas Julio Nkoulou Ndoubena.
The Hornets were recently demoted to the second_tier of English football, following a dismal performance in the 2021_2022 premier league season. Watford finished 19th in the just ended campaign, with just 23 points recorded in 38 league games.
32_year_old Nkoulou, made just three appearances for the club, and his departure from Vicarage Road is now confirmed. Andre Gray, Juraj Kucka, and goalkeeper Ben Foster, join Nkoulou on the list of those departing from the club.
“Following the conclusion of the 2021/22 Premier League season, Watford FC can confirm that five first-team players have left the club,” Watford announced via the club’s official website.
“Defender Nicolas Nkoulou – who made three league appearances after signing in October 2021 – and forward Andre Gray – who spent the last campaign on loan at Queens Park Rangers – have also departed upon the expiration of their deals.
“We thank the departing players for their contributions and wish them the best of luck for the next steps in their careers,” the club added.
The former Cameroon international was Claudio Ranieri’s first signing, joining the Hornets from Serie A side Torino.
The 2017 AFCON winner who has represented five clubs in the three of the top five league’s in Europe, is now a free agent and will have to look elsewhere if he wants to continue his time on the green turf.
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