Dja Djedje announces Watford move

Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje claims he's signed for Premier League side Watford despite a lack of an official announcement from either club.

The Ivory Coast international has seemingly jumped the gun by revealing that the £4 million deal was complete, adding that he had penned a four-year contract with the Hornets.

"I had other proposals, yes, even a German club, but I preferred to sign for Watford because this is a good club," he told L'Equipe. "I will find some former players of Ligue 1 and because it allows me to set foot in the Premier League."

Walter Mazzarri was brought in to replace Quique Flores as manager in May after the Spaniard was surprisingly sacked by the Hornets, and Dja Djedje revealed this played a big part in him choosing Vicarage Road over other destinations as he felt he would be able to continue to improve under the Italian.

"I feel with him [Mazzarri] I can continue to progress," he added. "He wants to play his 3-5-2 team, this is a system that suits me well because we played in a slightly similar way with Marcelo [Bielsa]."

If true, Dja Djedje will be Mazzarri's fifth signing after the arrivals of Jerome Sinclair, Christian Kabasele, Isaac Success and Camilo Zuniga (on loan).