Watford have agreed to release Lloyd Dyer from the remainder of his contract at Vicarage Road but Adlene Guedioura will not be leaving the club today, we are told.
Dyer, 33, was contracted to the club until the summer of 2017 and would have moved in the the last window but the right offer did not present itself for the club or the player. We revealed Quique Sanchez Flores told the winger on the day before the friendly against Dundee United he was not going to be part of his plans. Dyer took the decision with good grace and has continued to train well. The 33-year-old has been seeking a permanent move away from Vicarage Road, rather than accept one of several loan moves placed on the table, but he is now free to negotiate a move to the club of his choice after his agent, Will Salthouse, struck a deal with chief executive Scott Duxbury to release him from the contract he signed when he joined from Leicester in the summer of 2014.
Salthouse lives in Watford, has a box at Vicarage Road next to Troy Deeney’s and is based in Rickmansworth. He was involved in the deal that took Mike Williamson from Watford to Portsmouth in 2009. Working for the same company, Unique Sports Management, is Marlon Fleischman who represents Andros Townsend.
While Dyer’s exit will come as no surprise to Watford fans, Guedioura’s future has been the subject of rising conjecture following high-profile swoops for Mario Suarez and Abdoulaye Doucare. But we have been told by a senior club official this lunchtime that the Algerian will not be leaving in this window. Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a move for the midfielder.