Watford will be paying Sporting €3m for the transfer of left-back Marvin Zeegelaar, the Portuguese press reports.

When the news broke on this Wednesday, there was still doubt whether the player would move on a loan deal or a permanent transfer.

But a couple of newspapers, including O Jogo, now claim the player is leaving for good, and will sign a four year contract with Watford.

Sporting will be keeping 30% of a future sale. They’ve already made some good profit after signing the player for only €400k in January 2016.

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The newspaper claims the Dutchman had his Watford medical on Wednesday afternoon and the announcement should be made at any time.

Sporting have been trying to offload Zeegelaar for a while. The player rejected a move to Norwich City in January, and a summer exit looked certain. Other sides such as Hull City, Wolves, Alavés and Sevilla were said to be interested.