Exclusive: Watford Agree Deal for Former Reading Defender Cameron Green

Watford have agreed a deal to sign former Reading left back Cameron Green, who is available on a free transfer after his contract with the Royals expired.

The 20-year-old was a regular part of Reading's Under-23 side last season, but failed to earn himself a new contract at the Madejski Stadium.

He has previously spent time on trial with ​Watford's academy, and 90min understands that the Hornets have agreed a deal to make Green part of their youth setup.

With Green's contract with ​Reading expiring, he was given permission to spend time with Watford earlier in the season, where he featured in a 2-2 draw with Barnsley Under-23's back in April.

Watford fielded plenty of trialists during the game, including Green's Reading teammate Jamal Balogun, and Green managed to do enough to earn himself a permanent contract with the Hornets.

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The 20-year-old is a versatile defender who is also comfortable filling in further up in midfield. With Reading, he featured as both a left winger and a central midfielder, although he spent the vast majority of his time in his favoured position of left-back.

He is expected to join up with Watford's academy side, as the Hornets look to build for the future. They signed a number of young players last season, including Ben Wilmot, Domingos Quina and Filip Stuparevic, whilst they also confirmed a deal to sign Brazilian starlet Joao Pedro this summer.


Pedro has since attracted interest from some of Europe's biggest sides, including ​Liverpool and ​Manchester United, and there is a real expectancy amongst those at the clubs that this intense focus on signing young players will produce a number of exciting results.

Source : 90min