Watford broke their transfer record to sign Nathan Ellington from West Bromwich Albion seven years ago today

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Sport

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Watford signed Nathan Ellington from West Bromwich Albion for a club record £3.25m that had the potential to rise by a further million pounds, dependent on appearances.

Baggies manager Tony Mowbray conceded this his club were "getting an excellent fee for his services".

The former Wigan Athletic striker proved a disappointment at Vicarage Road. After initially failing to break into the side as Marlon King and Darius Henderson scored freely, he subsequently failed to make a consistent impact after King was sold and was loaned to Derby County for a season in the summer of 2008.

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

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6:23am Fri 29 Aug 14

lincoln horn says...

Can anybody think of a player who was less value for money? Maybe Van Wolfswinkel!
Can anybody think of a player who was less value for money? Maybe Van Wolfswinkel! lincoln horn
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8:59am Fri 29 Aug 14

Poppet Bear says...

and with this money went our new East Stand !
and with this money went our new East Stand ! Poppet Bear
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11:50am Fri 29 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Mowbray was laughing all the way to the bank. He got cash for an expensive drain on the P&L account.

In my view the worst buy the club ever made and on a long expensive contract, so we could not even give him away 5 months after we bought him.

Yes as said he cost the same as the stand but worse still his salary on top.

Please please please never again.
Mowbray was laughing all the way to the bank. He got cash for an expensive drain on the P&L account. In my view the worst buy the club ever made and on a long expensive contract, so we could not even give him away 5 months after we bought him. Yes as said he cost the same as the stand but worse still his salary on top. Please please please never again. gloryhornet4
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