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Williamson seals Pompey transfer

Mike Williamson
Williamson only joined Watford from Wycombe in January

Portsmouth have completed the transfer of Watford defender Mike Williamson.

The deal is worth £2m but could rise to £3m, while Watford have also agreed a sell-on clause with Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old, who began his career at Torquay, joined Watford from Wycombe Wanderers in January for £150,000, making 18 appearances.

"He's a young, hungry centre-half - a big lad who's uncompromising and does the basics first," said Portsmouth manager Paul Hart.

"We've watched him play and he's shown great promise which hopefully he will build on under our guidance."


Williamson's last appearance was against Leeds United in the Carling Cup at Elland Road last Tuesday.

He is the second central defender to move to Fratton Park on transfer deadline day following the earlier arrival, subject to a work permit, of Tal Ben-Haim from Manchester City, also on a four-year deal.

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