UPDATE: Watford set to receive around 500,000 euros from Trabzonspor following Essaid Belkalem's loan switch

UPDATE: Watford set to receive around 500,000 euros for Belkalem's loan move

UPDATE: Watford set to receive around 500,000 euros for Belkalem's loan move

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Trabzonspor will pay the Hornets a loan fee of around 500,000 euros for defender Essaid Belkalem following his temporary move to the Turkish side, the Watford Observer understands.

The centre-back had been expected to move to Turkey and joined up with Karadeniz Fırtınası for pre-season training this week.

We reported on July 26 that the 25-year-old was expected to join Trabzonspor and the club have today confirmed the deal.

The Algerian international was given extra time off by the Hornets after participating in the World Cup this summer and didn’t rejoin the Watford squad for pre-season.

The 25-year-old only made seven starts and three substitute appearances during his first season at Vicarage Road after he arrived on loan from Granada last summer. That deal was made permanent midway through last season.

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5:44pm Tue 5 Aug 14

VOReason says...

Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds!
Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds! VOReason
  • Score: 16

5:45pm Tue 5 Aug 14

YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!! says...

That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday!
That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday! YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!!
  • Score: -34

5:57pm Tue 5 Aug 14

watford1881 says...

I believe there is also an option to sign him after the loan..
I believe there is also an option to sign him after the loan.. watford1881
  • Score: 6

6:02pm Tue 5 Aug 14

LifeLongHornet says...

YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!
!!!!
wrote:
That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday!
It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.
[quote][p][bold]YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!! !!!![/bold] wrote: That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday![/p][/quote]It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area. LifeLongHornet
  • Score: 23

6:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

younghornet says...

LifeLongHornet wrote:
YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!

!!!!
wrote:
That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday!
It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.
I don't know it didn't look like it was meant to be like that
[quote][p][bold]LifeLongHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!! !!!![/bold] wrote: That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday![/p][/quote]It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.[/p][/quote]I don't know it didn't look like it was meant to be like that younghornet
  • Score: -6

6:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!! says...

LifeLongHornet wrote:
YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!

!!!!
wrote:
That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday!
It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.
Engineered like that ha ha..............even Baz isn't as bent as that!
[quote][p][bold]LifeLongHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!! !!!![/bold] wrote: That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday![/p][/quote]It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.[/p][/quote]Engineered like that ha ha..............even Baz isn't as bent as that! YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!!!!!
  • Score: 5

6:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Surbiton says...

The Pozzo's certainly know how to do business. A few years ago the club would have been happy to accept that sum for his sale, let alone for a years loan. Impressive!
The Pozzo's certainly know how to do business. A few years ago the club would have been happy to accept that sum for his sale, let alone for a years loan. Impressive! Surbiton
  • Score: 25

7:46pm Tue 5 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Roughly the same amount of money that Bassini would've accepted for Troy Deeney! Lovely stuff.

Our new owners aren't 'arf astute...
Roughly the same amount of money that Bassini would've accepted for Troy Deeney! Lovely stuff. Our new owners aren't 'arf astute... JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 23

7:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

hogweed says...

Brilliant. He was useless as it was.

Hog out
Brilliant. He was useless as it was. Hog out hogweed
  • Score: -33

8:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

andyandyandy says...

hogweed wrote:
Brilliant. He was useless as it was.

Hog out
Watford's biggest window licker.
[quote][p][bold]hogweed[/bold] wrote: Brilliant. He was useless as it was. Hog out[/p][/quote]Watford's biggest window licker. andyandyandy
  • Score: 21

8:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Lady Phillippa Of Staines says...

Theres often money involved in loan agreements.
They aint for free
Theres often money involved in loan agreements. They aint for free Lady Phillippa Of Staines
  • Score: 2

8:39pm Tue 5 Aug 14

FestersVespas says...

... works out to be about 1000 € per kilo for Belkalem
I predict he will be bigger in Turkey than Bernard Matthews.
Knock-em out Beller's, just avoid doing that in the penalty area!
... works out to be about 1000 € per kilo for Belkalem I predict he will be bigger in Turkey than Bernard Matthews. Knock-em out Beller's, just avoid doing that in the penalty area! FestersVespas
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Iveco Kit any day! says...

YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!
!!!!
wrote:
LifeLongHornet wrote:
YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!!


!!!!
wrote:
That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday!
It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.
Engineered like that ha ha..............even Baz isn't as bent as that!
It all looks good to me! More seats going in today.

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[quote][p][bold]YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!! !!!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LifeLongHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoKsHiRe.....HoRn!!! !!!![/bold] wrote: That's good! Maybe we can invest it and get some proper builders in to finish of the east stand before Christmas and sort out that wonky steel joist I saw on Saturday![/p][/quote]It's not wonky, it's engineered to maximise space within the construction area.[/p][/quote]Engineered like that ha ha..............even Baz isn't as bent as that![/p][/quote]It all looks good to me! More seats going in today. http://iris2.time-la pse-systems.com/watf ord-football-club-ca m Iveco Kit any day!
  • Score: -1

11:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Loyal Supporter says...

watford1881 wrote:
I believe there is also an option to sign him after the loan..
He's already been signed for 3 years - the club took up the option on him before the World Cup. He's a Watford player but obviously now out on loan for the season.
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: I believe there is also an option to sign him after the loan..[/p][/quote]He's already been signed for 3 years - the club took up the option on him before the World Cup. He's a Watford player but obviously now out on loan for the season. Loyal Supporter
  • Score: -2

12:05am Wed 6 Aug 14

Andrew1963 says...

VOReason wrote:
Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds!
You think he was on £7,000 a week? I would have thought he would be on less.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds![/p][/quote]You think he was on £7,000 a week? I would have thought he would be on less. Andrew1963
  • Score: 0

6:45am Wed 6 Aug 14

endean2 says...

well against the flow here, after his WC showing I would have liked to see
him play for us for a few games at least.
I thought there may be a good player lurking around and properly
match fit,who knows?
is Tamas that better than him.
well against the flow here, after his WC showing I would have liked to see him play for us for a few games at least. I thought there may be a good player lurking around and properly match fit,who knows? is Tamas that better than him. endean2
  • Score: 4

7:00am Wed 6 Aug 14

VOReason says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds!
You think he was on £7,000 a week? I would have thought he would be on less.
Didn't get my calculator out tbh
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Good business! Covers all his previous wages with us and we can sell for more if he succeeds![/p][/quote]You think he was on £7,000 a week? I would have thought he would be on less.[/p][/quote]Didn't get my calculator out tbh VOReason
  • Score: 1

8:45am Wed 6 Aug 14

jasonwatford says...

He didn't want to be here , that's a fact and you cant keep an unhappy player.
He didn't want to be here , that's a fact and you cant keep an unhappy player. jasonwatford
  • Score: -2

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