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

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.