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Sunday, August 06, 2006

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Shittu opts for Hornets

WATFORD BOUND...Shittu has joined the Hornets

ALBION target Dan Shittu has turned down a move to The Hawthorns in favour of joining newly-promoted Premiership outfit Watford.

After having a £1.5million offer for the Nigerian international accepted by QPR late Thursday night, the Baggies held talks with the player on Friday.

However, Shittu has rejected Albion's offer of a long-term deal and, after subsequent discussions with Watford, who had a similar bid accepted by QPR, he has decided to join the Vicarage Road outfit.

Chairman Jeremy Peace said: "We were well aware of Watford's initial interest in the player but were told by his agent that their interest had ended.

"Therefore, we negotiated a fee for the player with QPR in good faith and reached agreement with them on Thursday night.

"We arranged for the player to travel to The Hawthorns on Friday morning.

"The player arrived at the club with his agent. He underwent a medical and was offered what we believe were very good terms over a long-term contract.

"We feel we did everything possible to secure the player.

"However, we found out during the course of our negotiations that Watford's interest had been rekindled and that the player wanted to have talks with them.

"Clearly, the lure of playing in the Premiership has influenced the player's decision."

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