English club Watford have roped in 29-year-old forward Joshua King from English Premier League (EPL) club Everton, the club confirmed on Saturday.
The Norwegian player has signed a two-year deal with the Hornets with an option to extend the contract by one more year. He spent his youth and early years of his senior career with Manchester United between 2008 – 2013.
He joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013 and 56 matches for the club before leaving them. Joshua King scored three goals during his time with the Rovers. Then, he inked a deal with AFC Bournemouth and stayed with the club until 2021, having played 173 matches them. He also scored 48 goals for the Cherries before joining Everton during the mid-season transfer window.
King featured in 11 matches for Everton and will now ply his trade for Watford in the upcoming season English Championship.
“King’s medical will complete during this weekend and he’ll link straight up with Hornets’ first-team training next week,” a statement from the club’s released read.
Peter Etebo joins Watford on loan
Nigerian midfielder Peter Etebo joins Watford on a one-year loan deal from Stoke City. The 25-year old joined Stoke City back in 2018 and has played 45 matches since then.
Etebo has found the net a couple of times to date for the Potters. He spent his last season with Turkish side Galatasaray SK, where he played 24 matches. He also featured in the Europa League for the club and was a key player for the side.
Watford has the option to buy the player after the end of his loan stint. Peter Etebo will look to impress the club’s management and coaches and make sure he finds a permanent place in the club. His main role will be to provide key assists to the wingers and strikers, which can help the Yellow Army bag victories in the coming season.