Having turned down a new contract in the summer, Hughes trained with the under-23s in pre-season as he entered the last year of his Watford contract.
on a three-year deal on Saturday. The midfielder was the new Eagles’ boss,
sixth summer signing.
According toSky Sports
, the initial transfer fee is around
but can rise to £10m due to add-ons.
Hughes told Palace TV after penning his contract:
"Fans want to see players give 100 per cent and that's the minimum I'll give. That's what they can expect.
"The club are planning for the future and it's exciting times ahead. They're not just planning for the here and now, which is obviously important, but they've got a big project going on here so it's exciting to be part of it."
made his Premier League debut with
in 2017 and helped the Hornets reach the FA Cup final and maintain top-flight football for three seasons. Following Watford’s relegation in 2020, Hughes played a central role in their promotion campaign the following season.
Discussing the signing, Chairman
said: “Will has an abundance of talent and has shown it from a young age. He joins us with a wealth of experience but with years of football still ahead of him, and we hope he will greatly add to the quality of our midfield.”
will be back in action whenthey face West Ham in a Premier League clash on Saturday