Layun, Angella and Vydra all depart on loan.

01/09/2015 17:44

Transfer Deadline Day is always a hectic today for football clubs. But today seems to be an unusually busy one for Watford, with three players set to join Watford FC and three leaving Vicarage Road.

The three casualties of Watford's spending spree are Miguel Layun, Gabriele Angella and Matej Vydra, who have all secured temporary moves away from the Hornets.

Mexican international Layun has secured a season-long-loan move to Portuguese champions Porto, who have the option of purchasing him for £4.4 Million at the end of 2015/16, should they wish.

For many, this will come as a surprise, given that the 27-year-old had been a regular in the match-day squad under Quique Sanchez Flores this season.

Furthermore, the Mexican also scored the Hornets' first goal back in the Premier League and his first for the club, during the opening day draw with Everton.

The full-back turned midfielder, joined the Golden Boys from Granada in January, on a four-and-a-half year deal and was part of the Watford squad that managed to gain promotion to the Premier League last season.

However, Layun admittedly struggled to adapt to life in the second division and he failed to hold down a regular spot in the side. But Layun has shown signs of improvement in the opening few games of the season,
which is why it has come as a surprise to many that the 27-year-old has been allowed to move on.

The Mexican international has featured 21 times for the Hornets since joining the club and he will now spend the rest of the season on loan at Porto, who have the option of purchasing him at the end of his loan

The second Golden Boy to leave Vicarage Road on a temporary basis is centre back, Gabriele Angella, who has secured a move to QPR on a season-long-loan.

The Italian was only handed a five-year-deal by the Pozzo family earlier this summer, but he has been allowed to secure a temporary move away from Vicarage Road, after slipping down the pecking order following the
signings of Sebastian Prodl and Miguel Britos.

Angella joined Watford from Udinese in July 2013 and he has become a fans favourite at Vicarage Road, making 82 appearances for the club, scoring ten times.

Many fans are surprised that Angella has been allowed to leave on a temporary basis and are fearful that he many never play for the club again. However, Angella has only recently signing a five-year-deal and it is
obvious that he is still in the Pozzo's future plans. By allowing him to leave on loan, he will be allowed to get some game time and he will be able to develop and improve, so that he can come back to Vicarage Road bigger and better next season.

Another player who looks set to leave Vicarage Road is Matej Vydra, who is set to join Reading on a season-long loan.

Many will be disappointed that Vydra has been allowed to leave Vicarage Road. Quique Sanchez Flores has restricted him to a limited amount of game time, when in some matches, his pace could have been useful.

He has also become a fans favourite at Vicarage Road, due to his goal-scoring prowess and most believe the Czech international to be the best finisher at Watford FC.

Many thought that he would be ready to make the step-up to the Premier League and are now disappointed that he has been allowed to leave Watford on a temporary basis.

I for one am disappointed to see the likes of Angella and Vydra leave Vicarage Road, despite it only being on a temporary basis. But hopefully, they will be able to develop further during their loan spells and return to Watford bigger and better.

Many think that this will be the end of Angella and Vydra, but I don't believe this to be the case. If the Pozzo's didn't believe them to be necessary members of the Watford squad, they wouldn't have handed them a
five-year-contract and would have surely sold them permenantly.

My best wishes go to Miguel, Gabriele and Matej and hopefully, we will see the latter two back in a Watford shirt next season.