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OFFICIAL: Hornets Sign Forestieri

Posted: Mon 14 Jan 2013
Author: Club Journalist

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Club land highly-rated striker on permanent deal

WATFORD FC has today (Monday) completed the signing of Fernando Forestieri from Udinese on a five-and-a-half year contract. 

The 22-year-old – already a fans’ favourite at Vicarage Road after joining on loan from Udinese last summer – has bagged three goals this campaign after making his Watford debut against Bolton in mid-September. 

The striker began his career in Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys and Boca Juniors, before moving to Italy and linking up with Genoa. 

Forestieri, who has appeared for Italy’s Under-20 side, has flourished in England to date and he’ll continue to develop under Hornets’ Head Coach Gianfranco Zola.

Speaking after penning his new contract, Forestieri was delighted to commit his future to the Hornets. 

He said: “I’m unbelievably happy to be signing for Watford. 

“I have enjoyed the town and the club so far, as well as the support of the fans. 

“Life feels good at Watford and it feels like home. 

“I love working with people here and I feel protected. 

“I would like to thank Lucas [my agent], as well as Gian Luca Nani, Scott Duxbury and the staff from Watford for their help and support. 

“I will give my heart for the club.”

Further reaction will follow soon.