It’s been a long time coming but finally Hungarian midfielder Daniel Tozser has returned to Watford FC after spending the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan with the Hornets. The 29 year old has signed a two year loan deal with Watford after recently signing for Parma and the Golden Boys have the option of making the deal permanent after the loan deal has been completed.
Tozser became an essential part of the Hornets squad since joining in January making the defensive midfielder position his own. After making his debut against Brighton on the 2nd February, Tozser never missed a kick playing the full 90 minutes in each of the remaining 20 matches. His impressive form with the Hornets earned him a recall to the Hungarian national team.
Before joining Watford, Tozser played for the likes Ferencvaros and AEK Athens but it was at Belgian side Genk, where he played alongside Daniel Pudil, that the Hungarian made his name. With the Belgian side, Tozser experienced Champions League football and was one of the first names on the team sheet. The Hungarian was also the captain of the Belgian side.
After his contract at Genk expired, the 29 year old joined Genoa. After being a first team regular in his first season with the club, Tozser was left out in the cold during his second season and took up the opportunity of joining Watford on loan.
Although his performance levels dipped in the last few games of the season, Tozser established himself as a key member of the Watford squad and turned out to be the replacement for Jonathan Hogg that the Hornets had been craving for most of the 2013/14 season after the former Aston Villa man moved to Huddersfield.
A two year loan deal sounds strange however it is another master class from the Pozzo’s. Although he has signed a two year contract with Parma, the Italian side will not play him due to the fact that they have a squad of over 200 players with most being out on loan. So Watford loan the player for two years, meaning that they do not have to pay any transfer fees and when the loan deal finishes, Watford will sign Tozser on a permanent transfer for free if all parties are happy. This is because, Parma will not extend his contract beyond two years and therefore means Hornets will not have to paying an over inflated fee for the player that they want. Another master class from the Pozzo’s who Watford fans should be proud to have as their owners.
Welcome back Daniel!