Udinese have signed Watford defender Adam Masina on a permanent transfer. The Italian club announced: “Udinese are delighted to announce that Adam Masina has signed for the club, as the defender is set to bolster the side’s backline. He makes the move over from England but is no newcomer to Italy or Italian football.
“He joins Udinese from English club Watford and has signed a contract which sees him here until 30 June 2025.”
They added: “Masina brings with him a wealth of experience, versatility and leadership, meaning that he offers coach Andrea Sottil a flexible resource to strengthen both the defence and wings.
“Masina was born in Khourigba, Morocco on 2 January 1994. But he spent his youth career developing and training in Italy as part of Bologna’s academy.
“He became a pivotal player for the Hornets, playing 28 games and scoring one goal in all competitions in 2019/20; making 26 appearances in the Championship and FA Cup and scoring two goals in 2020/21; and playing 15 matches in the Premier League and League Cup in the most recent season.
“Masina played six games for Italy U21s before choosing to play for Morocco’s full national side. With whom he has secured qualification for the next World Cup and played 16 games.
The Hornets confirmed the same by announcing, “Watford FC confirms the permanent departure of left-back. Adam Masina to Italian outfit Udinese for an undisclosed fee.
“We thank Adam for his contributions to the club and wish him all the best for the future.”