WATFORD have terminated the season-long loan of midfielder Ozan Tufan.
The Turkish midfielder arrived from Fenerbahce under Xisco Munoz last summer.
But after failing to make an impact, he has been sent back to Turkey by new Hornets boss Roy Hodgson.
Tufan, 26, made nine appearances for Watford.
He made his first Premier League start against Leeds in October, only for Munoz to be sacked the next day.
The 65-cap international then featured intermittently under Claudio Ranieri before falling out of favour.
He was an unused substitute for the final three Premier League games of the Italian's reign.
Following the arrival of Hodgson, 74, Tufan has been deemed surplus to requirements.
Most read in Football
Mason Greenwood spends third night in cells as striker hit with fresh allegations
My son is devastated as Man Utd won't change his Mason Greenwood shirt
Mason Greenwood quizzed over 'threats to kill' & sex assault after fresh arrest
Haaland 'wants Madrid transfer but Man City will fight to persuade striker'
BETTING SPECIAL – BEST FREE BETS AND SIGN UP OFFERS FOR THE AFCON
Rather than head back out on loan, Fenerbahce have confirmed that he will re-enter their first-team squad for the remainder of the season.
He has made 174 first-team appearances for the Turkish giants to date, with the most recent coming last August.
Tufan has just under 18 months remaining on his contract.
⚽ Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals
Source: Read Full Article