First Team 02/07/2018

Official: Masina Moves To Watford

Adam Masina has completed a permanent transfer from Bologna to Watford, the Hornets are pleased to confirm.

The 24-year-old left-back has signed a five-year contract at Vicarage Road and becomes the Hornets’ latest addition ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Morocco-born Masina is a former Italy Under-21 international who made 131 appearances for Bologna, including 99 in Serie A.

At the end of 2014/15 he was named Serie B Footballer of the Year after excelling as ‘I Rossoblu’ achieved promotion back to the top-flight, and over the past three seasons Masina has established himself as one of the top performing left-backs in Serie A.

Earlier in his career, the 6ft 3in full-back spent time on loan with lower-league Italian outfit Giacomense.

Keep an eye on watfordfc.com for reaction from Watford's new signing.

Under-23's 01/07/2018

Watch: Academy Pre-Season Begins

Watford's Under-18s and -23s were at Bucks New Uni earlier this week as they returned for pre-season testing.

Alex Jakubiak, Michael Folivi and Harry Forster were among the familiar faces who took part in jumping power tests, strength exercises and incremental treadmill tests as they prepare for the 2018/19 season.

Watch the video above, and don't forget to subscribe to the Hornets' official YouTube channel!