Journalist: Will Hughes to Crystal Palace is done-deal

Crystal Palace have moved closer to signing Will Hughes this summer.

According to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, the two clubs have agreed a deal in the region of £5.5 million-plus add-ons.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has added a small update on the story, saying Hughes is close to joining the Eagles and that talks are advanced.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Hornets this summer after turning down a contract extension beyond June next year.

The former Derby County midfielder previously made 77 Premier League appearances and will be a quality addition for the Eagles.

It’s been a busy summer for Palace, with the Eagles making six signings.

Watford are looking to replenish the void left by Hughes by signing Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham Hotspur in the next few days.

Sissoko brings a wealth of Premier League experience and could play a big role in helping them keep their status in the top tier.

Hughes was recently demoted to the reserves. It seems it is the best possible solution for the player as he heads towards the exit door with Palace sealing his move.

He will compete with James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Conor Gallagher and Cheikh Kouyate for the midfield slots.

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