Date: 26th August 2011 at 9:29pm
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Watford are set to sign 22-year-old midfielder Jonathan Hogg from Aston Villa according to

They understand Hogg is on the verge of signing a three year deal after Watford saw off competition from other clubs. The deal is expected to be wrapped up in the next few days.

Hogg has been on Villa’s books since a teenager and made his first team debut against Manchester Utd in November last year.

A subsequent loan spell at Portsmouth in the second half of last season enhanced his reputation before returning to Villa in the summer.