Every Watford F.C. Transfer, Transfer Fee and Netspend

Watfords transfer fees and netspend is a topic which interests many fans who like to know how much the clubs have spent on players since the English Premier League began in 1992.

Here on the Transferleague.co.uk you can see all of Watford Football Club's dealings in the transfer market since the beginning of the Premier League.

Every available transfer fee which Watford have paid and recieved in the January transfer window and the Summer transfer window are included. If there is no transfer fee available the players transfer is listed as undisclosed. The netspend for each season is in the right hand column.

For a more detailed look at Watford's netspend check out the Transferleague tables tab on the main menu. The next time you are discussing the transfer fees and wish to be fully informed on the up to date transfer fees and netspend for any Premier League or Championship club check out the Transferleague.co.uk.


Watford F.C. History

The club was founded in 1881 as Watford Rovers. It later changed the name to West Hertfordshire in 1893 and finally to just Watford in 1898. It became an original member of the Third Division in 1920,

Watford had spent only a brief period above the bottom two tiers until Sir Elton John became chairman in 1976. Elton was a lifelong Hornets supporter and he hired a relatively unknown Graham Taylor as manager who took the club to great success.

After the Division Four title was secured in 1978, Watford`s direct style launched them directly to the First Division for the first time in 1982. Under Taylor`s leadership they finished as Football League runners-up in 1983 and FA Cup finalists in 1984.

The Hertfordshire club have remained in the top two divisions ever since, and reached the Premier League for the first time in 1999. Due to the collapse of the ITV Digital broadcast deal in 2002 the club was only saved themselves from going into administration in 2002 by the playing staff agreeing to a pay deferral.

Following another one-season Premier League stint in 2006-07, the Hornets suffered another period of financial turmoil before a takeover was agreed with the Pozzo family in 2012. he Italians are also owners of Udinese and Granada. Watford returned to the Premier League for a third spell in 2015.



Home Ground History

Cassiobury Park (1881-1883)
Rose and Crown Meadow (1883-1889)
Colney Butts Meadow (1889-1890)
West Herts Sports Ground (1890-1922)
Vicarage Road (1922-)


Every Watford F.C. Transfer, Transfer Fee and Netspend

Watford F.C. Transfers by Season
Players PurchasedFeePlayers SoldFeeNet TotalPointsPosition
Season 19/20
Danny Welbeck FreeAndrew Eleftheriou Free
Sam Dalby FreeDodi Lukebakio £18,000,000
Tom Dele-Bashiru FreeMiguel Britos Released
Ismaila Sarr £31,000,000Tommie Hoban Released
Craig Dawson£5,500,000Obbi Oulare £1,600,000
Bayli Spenser AdamsFreeSamuel HowesFree
Ashley CharlesReleased
Tom LeightonReleased
Season Total£36,500,000£19,600,000£16,900,000--
Season 18/19
Gerard Deulofeu£11,500,000Nordin Amrabat£4,000,000
Adam Masina£4,500,000Brandon MasonFree
Marc Navarro£1,800,000David SesayFree
Ken Sema£2,000,000Richarlison£35,000,000
Ben Wilmot£1,530,000Ben WatsonFree
Ben FosterUndisclosedCostel PantilimonUndisclosed
Domingos Quina£1,000,000
Ben Wilmot£1,000,000Younes KaboulReleased
Season Total£23,330,000£39,000,000-£15,670,0005011
Season 17/18
Tom Cleverley£8,000,000Mario SuárezUndisclosed
Will Hughes£8,000,000Steven Berghuis£6,000,000
Daniel BachmannFreeValon BehramiUndisclosed
Kiko FemeníaFree
Nathaniel Chalobah£5,000,000
Andre Gray£18,500,000
Marvin Zeegelaar£3,000,000
Season Total£53,500,000£6,000,000£47,500,0004114
Season 16/17
Jerome Sinclair£4,000,000Gabriele AngellaUndisclosed
Christian Kabasele£6,000,000Almen Abdi£3,000,000
 Isaac Success£12,500,000Daniel Pudil£2,000,000
Brice Dja Djédjé£2,000,000Uche IkpeazuFree
Younès Kaboul£4,000,000Matěj Vydra£8,000,000
Roberto Pereyra£12,000,000Ikechi Anya£3,500,000
Daryl Janmaat£7,500,000Allan Nyom£3,000,000
Stefano OkakaUndisclosedOdion Ighalo£20,000,000
Adrian MariappaFree
Mauro Zárate£2,300,000
Season Total£50,300,000£39,500,000£10,800,0004017
Season 15/16
Giedrius ArlauskisFreeMarco MottaReleased
Sebastian PrödlFreeLuke O NienReleased
Marco MottaFreeJonathan Bond£250,000
Matěj VydraUndisclosedFernando Forestieri£3,000,000
José Holebas£1,800,000Diego Fabbrini£1,500,000
Étienne Capoue£7,000,000
Valon Behrami£3,000,000
Allan NyomUndisclosed
José JuradoUndisclosed
Miguel BritosFree
Steven Berghuis£4,600,000
Obbi Oularé£6,000,000
Adlene GuediouraUndisclosed
Nordin Amrabat£6,000,000
Costel PantilimonFree
Adalberto PeñarandaUndisclosed
Abdoulaye Doucouré£8,000,000
Mario Suárez£4,000,000
Season Total£40,400,000£4,750,000£35,650,0004513
Season 14/15
Lloyd DyerFreeManuel AlmuniaReleased
Heurelho GomesFreeMarco CassettiReleased
Craig CathcartFreeRoss JenkinsReleased
Gabriel TamașFreeNyron NosworthyReleased
Juan Carlos ParedesUndisclosedFitz HallReleased
Rene GilmartinUndisclosedLucas NeillReleased
Ben WatsonUndisclosedAlbert Riera.Released
Vujadin SavićFreeReece BrownUndisclosed
Javier AcuñaUndisclosed
Kurtis Cumberbatch Undisclosed
Gary WoodsReleased
Ollie CoxReleased
Bobson BawlingReleasedChamp
Season Total£0£0£0892
Season 13/14
Lewis McGuganFreeCraig Forsyth£150,000
Daniel PudilSignedStephen McGinnFree
Almen AbdiSignedBritt Assombalonga£1,250,000
Christian BattocchioSignedJonathan HoggUndisclosed
Daniel PudilSignedAaron TumwaFree
Diego FabbriniSigned
Gabriele AngellaSigned
Javier Acuña CaballeroSigned
Marco CassettiSigned
Marco Davide FaraoniSigned
Reece BrownSigned
Iketchi AnyaSigned
Joel EkstrandSignedPrem
Santos IrineySignedPTSPOS
Season Total£0£1,400,000-£1,400,0006013
Season 12/13
Fernando Martin ForestieriUndisclosedRene GilmartinFree
Adrian Mariappa£3,000,000
Scott Loach£150,000
Gavin MasseyFree
Joe GamerFreePTSPOS
Season Total£0£3,150,000-£3,150,000773
Season 2011/12
David MirfinFreeMatt SadlerFree
Mark YeatesSignedDon CowieFree
Prince BuabenFreeTom AldredFree
Chris IwelumoSignedMarvin Sordell£3,000,000
Carl Dickinson£250,000Liam HendersonFree
Jonathan HoggSignedWill Buckley£1,000,000
Joe GarnerSignedDanny Graham£3,500,000
Nyron NosworthyFreeNathan EllingtonFree
Craig ForsythSignedPTSPOS
Season Total£250,000£7,500,000-£7,250,0006411
Season 2010/11
Troy Deeney£500,000Lewis YoungFree
Josh WalkerFreeJon HarleyFree
Tom AldredFreeBilly GibsonFree
Rene GilmartinSignedScott SeverinSigned
Richard LeeFree
Will HoskinsFree
Jordan ParkesFreePTSPOS
Season Total£500,000£0£500,0006114
Season 2009/10
Danny GrahamFreeLeigh BrombySigned
Stephen McGinnSignedTheo RobinsonFree
Will BuckleySignedStuart SearleFree
Martin TaylorFreeSteven KabbaFree
Scott SeverinFreeTamas PriskinSigned
Tommy Smith£1,800,000
Jobi McAnuffSigned
Mike Williamson£3,000,000
John O'TooleSigned
Lee WilliamsonSignedPTSPOS
Season Total£0£4,800,000-£4,800,0005416
Season 2008/09
Jon HarleyFreeGavin MahonSigned
Don CowieSignedToumani DiagouragaFree
Darius Henderson£2,000,000
Alex CampanaSigned
Dan Shittu£2,000,000
Lionel AinsworthSigned
Moses AshikodiFreePTSPOS
Season Total£0£4,000,000-£4,000,0005813
Season 2007/08
Nathan Ellington£3,250,000Claude SeanlaFree
Lionel AinsworthSignedHameur Bouazza£3,000,000
Matt Sadler£750,000Clarke Carlisle£200,000
Leigh Bromby£600,000Anthony McNameeSigned
John Eustace£250,000Marlon King£5,000,000
Matt JacksonFreeBen GillFree
Mart PoomSignedDominic BlizzardFree
Jobi McAnuff£1,750,000James ChambersFree
Chris PowellFreePTSPOS
Season Total£6,600,000£8,200,000-£1,600,000706
Season 2006/07
Dan Shittu£1,600,000Joe O'CearuillFree
Albert JarrettFreeClaude SeanlaFree
Tommy Smith£500,000Matthew Spring£200,000
Moses AshikodiNominalAshley Young£9,650,000
Lee WilliamsonSignedJamie HandFree
Will HoskinsSigned
Steven Kabba£500,000
Yohann CavalliFree
Gareth WilliamsSigned
Cedric AvinelFree
Douglas RinaldiSigned
Claude SeanlaFree
Chris PowellFreePrem
Damien Francis£1,500,000PTSPOS
Season Total£4,100,000£9,850,000-£5,750,0002820
Season 2005/06
Jordan Stewart£125,000Heidar Helguson£1,300,000
Martin DevaneyFreeOmari ColemanFree
Jose JuniorFreePaul MayoFree
Darius Henderson£450,000Jack SmithFree
Clarke Carlisle£100,000Sean DycheFree
Malky MackayFreeNeil CoxFree
Matthew Spring£150,000Jermaine DarlingtonFree
Les FerdinandFreeBrynjar GunnarssonSigned
Marlon King£500,000Jason NorvilleFree
Andy FerrellFreeAndy FerrellFree
Jermaine DarlingtonFreeBruce DyerFree
James Chambers£250,000Ryan GilliganFree
Martin DevaneyFree
Paul DevlinFree
Adam GriffithsFree
Danny Webber£500,000
Ben HerdFreePTSPOS
Season Total£1,575,000£1,800,000-£225,000813
Season 2004/05
Brynjar GunnarssonFreePaolo VernazzaFree
Wayne BrownFree
Micah HydeFree
Neal ArdleyFree
Scott P FitzgeraldFree
Marcus GayleFree
Gary FiskenFree
Jerel Ifil£70,000
Tom ChampionFreePTSPOS
Season Total£0£70,000-£70,0005218
Season 2003/04
Bruce DyerFreeStephen GlassFree
Danny WebberNominalNeil SaundersFree
Paul Devlin£150,000Matt LangstonFree
Paul Mayo£65,000Stephen HughesFree
Tommy SmithFree
Paul Robinson£375,000
Richard JohnsonFree
Gifton Noel-WilliamsFree
Allan NielsenFreePTSPOS
Season Total£215,000£375,000-£160,0005716
Season 2002/03
Sean DycheFreeEspen BaardsenFree
Neal ArdleyFreeGary CohenSigned
Wayne BrownFreeBradley HughesFree
Scott P FitzgeraldFreeThomas NeillFreePTSPOS
Season Total£0£0£06013
Season 2001/02
Ramon VegaFreeSteve PalmerFree
Stephen GlassFreeChris DayFree
Stephen HughesFreePeter Kennedy£300,000
Patrick BlondeauFreeDavid Perpetuini£100,000
Filippo GalliFreeRobert Page£350,000
Marcus Gayle£900,000Darren Ward£500,000
Pierre IssaFreeAllan Smart£225,000
Gavin Mahon£150,000Tommy MooneyFree
Clint Easton£100,000PTSPOS
Season Total£1,050,000£1,575,000-£525,0005914
Season 2000/01
Allan Nielsen£2,250,000Lee JohnsonFree
Espen Baardsen£1,250,000Mark WilliamsSigned
Steven ArmstrongSignedCharlie MillerFree
Paolo Vernazza£350,000Chad MansleyNon-contract
Michel Ngonge£50,000
Steve Brooker£15,000
Luke EdghillFree
Des LyttleFreePTSPOS
Season Total£3,850,000£65,000£3,785,000699
Season 1999/00
Mark WilliamsFreeTony DaleyFree
Des LyttleFreeDarren BazeleyFree
Dominic FoleyFreeStuart SlaterFree
Alexandre BonnotFreeKeith Millen£35,000
Herwig WalkerSignedXavier Gravelaine£300,000
Nordin Wooter£950,000Colin MilesFree
Charlie Miller£450,000Craig FarleyFree
Lee CookSigned
Neil Cox£500,000
Xavier GravelaineFree
David WarnerSignedPrem
Heidar Helguson£1,500,000PTSPOS
Season Total£3,400,000£335,000£3,065,0002420
Season 1998/99
Dean YatesFreeDai ThomasFree
Adrian Bakalli£100,000
Allan Smart£100,000
Nick Wright£100,000PTSPOS
Season Total£300,000£0£300,000775
Season 1997/98
Peter Kennedy£130,000Gary PenriceFree
Dai Thomas£100,000David ConnollyFree
Chris DaySwapCraig RamageSigned
Ronny RosenthalFreeLewis ReidSigned
Per-Ola LjungTransferKevin Miller£1,550,000
Johann GudmundssonSignedKevin Phillips£325,000
Jason Lee£200,000PTSPOS
Season Total£430,000£1,875,000-£1,445,000--
Season 1996/97
Stuart SlaterFreeDavid BarnesFree
Alec Chamberlain£40,000Andy Hessenthaler£235,000
Richard FlashFreeJamie MoraleeFree
Steve TalboysFreeDerek PayneFree
Kerry DixonFree
David Holdsworth£450,000
Geoff PitcherNon-contract
Devon White£20,000PTSPOS
Season Total£40,000£705,000-£665,000--
Season 1995/96
Steve Palmer£135,000Alex InglethorpeSigned
Gary Penrice£300,000
Kerry Dixon£25,000
Devon White£100,000
Steve CherryFreePTSPOS
Season Total£560,000£0£560,0004823
Season 1994/95
Dominic Ludden£100,000Jason Drysdale£425,000
Kevin Miller£250,000Julian AlsfordFree
Peter BeadleSignedSimon SheppardSigned
Kevin Phillips£10,000Lee Nogan£250,000
Jamie Moralee£450,000Jason SolomanFree
Geoff PitcherTransferPaul Furlong£2,300,000
Tommy MooneySignedPerry SucklingFree
Derek PayneSignedJim MearaFree
Keith Dublin£100,000PTSPOS
Season Total£810,000£3,075,000-£2,265,000707
Season 1993/94
David Barnes£50,000Ken Charlery£150,000
Craig Ramage£90,000Roger Willis£150,000
Keith MillenTransferBruce Dyer£1,100,000
Colin Foster£100,000Barry AshbySigned
Rod ThomasFreePTSPOS
Season Total£240,000£1,400,000-£1,160,0005419
Season 1992/93
Roger Willis175,000Joe McLaughlinSigned
Ken Charlery350,000Steve Butler75,000
Season Total£525,000£75,000£450,0005516