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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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 for reaction from Watford's new signing.