French midfielder Pape Gueye has released a statement saying he will not be joining Watford from Le Havre despite the Hornets announcing his signature in April.

The club posted a story to their website on April 29 stating: "Watford FC is delighted to confirm the signing of French midfielder Pape Gueye.

The 6ft 2ins 21-year-old – who has featured already for France at both Under-18 and Under-19 levels – signed a five-year deal with the Hornets, effective from July 1.

With Gueye's current deal at France Ligue 2 side Le Havre expiring this summer, an official agreement has already been lodged with all relevant authorities."

At the time Gueye's representative, lawyer Pierre-Henri Bovis told the Watford Observer nothing was "fixed" and that the club had only held discussions regarding his signature.

This evening Gueye has released a statement via French publication L'Equipe stating that he trusted a person who "advised him badly" and that he would be ending "all contractual links" with Watford. 

The statement reads: "For me, the future is still uncertain. My fault in this story is to have trusted a person who advised me badly. I warn my colleagues about the abuses they could be subject to regarding contract signatures. I am not the first and unfortunately I will not be the last. I wanted to denounce the circumstances which surrounded the signature of a contract with Watford and what I consider to be irregularities directly with their representatives. After numerous dicussions, I note to this day that no administrative process concerning me has really been undertaken. Consequently, and considering that the contract has not yet taken effect, I take note of the end of all contractual link with the club of Watford."