Thursday, June 21, 2001

Gianluca Villa signed 30-year-old Swiss international Ramon Vega from Tottenham Hotspur.

With the centre-back out of contract at White Hart Lane, no fee was incurred; however eyebrows were raised when Vega turned down Celtic, with whom he had spent six months on loan the previous season, with the Hornets apparently offering a more generous financial package.

Vega played his final game for Watford the following February, having reacted negatively to being placed on the transfer list as the club sought to cut their wage bill.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day