Luther Blissett is back at Watford. The much anticipated transfer was finally completed on Monday when officials from Italian club AC Milan flew to Heathrow to complete the deal.

Watford paid a little over half a million pounds to buy back the striker they sold to Milan for £1m just over a year ago.

Blissett reports to Watford tomorrow to sign his own personal contract, the terms of which have already been agreed with Graham Taylor.

The Watford boss said: “I still won’t believe it until I see Luther in a Watford shirt.”

Watford chairman Elton John flew north to Glasgow on Monday night to watch his team in match practice action before departing for the United States and the start of his latest concert tour.

“I’m so glad Luther is coming back. This saga has been running longer than the Forsyte,” said the chairman.

[From the Watford Observer of August 8, 1984]

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