Daryl Janmaat has reflected fondly on his time at Watford after it was announced he is leaving on a free transfer.

The Dutch full-back, who joined the Hornets from Newcastle in August 2016, is now free to seek a move to a new club.

He made 85 appearances and scored six goals in his time at Vicarage Road.

In a statement on the club’s website, Janmaat said: “I had a great time at the club, it's a club with really good people and I will look back fondly on a really good time for me in my career.

“Reaching the FA Cup Final in 2019 was a real highlight for me, as it was a big achievement in the club's history. Winning the first four games of the season was also a great time for us and set us up for a good season which was very enjoyable.”

He also looked back to his Goal of the Season when he played against Chelsea in February 2018 and said: “I scored some goals and the goal against Chelsea was a nice goal, especially as it helped us go and win the game 4-1, so it was a good moment for me.

“I am sure the lads will bounce back this season and I know they have the quality to get back to the Premier League. I wish everyone at the club all the best.”

Janmaat added: “I have completed all my recovery work and am fit now. I am looking forward to the next opportunity wherever that comes.”