Watford sign Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye on five-year deal

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Watford have signed Le Havre defensive midfielder Pape Gueye on a five-year deal on a pre-contract agreement.

The Frenchman will be a free agent in June and has be able to negotiate with clubs since January.

Gueye, 21, appears to have played his final game for the Ligue 2 club Le Havre, after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced there will be no sporting events in the country until September 1.

He will become a Watford player on July 1.

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Gueye, who has been capped by France at U18 and U19 level, made 25 appearances in France's second division before the season was suspended in March.

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