First Team 03/07/2018

Official: Pantilimon Departs

Costel Pantilimon has today agreed a permanent transfer to Nottingham Forest.

The Romanian goalkeeper spent the second half of last season on loan at the City Ground, featuring 13 times for the Championship side.

Pantilimon, who joined Watford from Sunderland in January 2016, made nine appearances during his time at Vicarage Road.

First Team 02/07/2018

Pre-Season Training: First Day Back

The Hornets were put through their paces as they reported for duty bright and early this morning for what was the first day of their 2018/19 pre-season training schedule.

In unforgiving conditions, members of Javi Gracia’s first-team squad underwent a series of fitness tests in the gym as well as outside on the London Colney training pitches.

Summer signings Gerard Deulofeu, Adam Masina, Marc Navarro and Ben Wilmot were all present, while Pontus Dahlberg and Dimitri Foulquier joined up with the Hornets for the first time following their respective loans with IFK Göteborg and RC Strasbourg.

Adalberto Peñaranda is also taking part in pre-season medical testing.

Watch the video above to go behind-the-scenes on the first day of pre-season training.

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