Watford complete signing of Bologna defender

Ian Watson

Watford have completed the signing of defender Adam Masina from Bologna, the Premier League side have announced.

Masina, 24, has agreed a five-year contract with the Hertfordshire outfit having spent the last five seasons at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.

Usually deployed at left-back, the former Italy Under-21 international becomes Watford’s fourth signing of the summer after deals for Gerard Deulofeu, Marc Navarro and Ben Wilmot.

A statement released by the Hornets read: “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.”


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