Watford have beaten off competition from Stoke to sign central defender Clarke Carlisle from Leeds.
Carlisle spent only one season with Leeds
Leeds accepted £100,000 from both clubs, but the Hornets clinched a three-year deal for the 25-year-old.
Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd told the club website: "He is exactly the type of defender I wanted."
Carlisle joined Leeds on a free transfer from QPR last season and made 38 appearances before returning south after one season.