The Ivorian left-back Hassane Kamara, who was born in France, will continue his professional career with the Premier League club.
Hassane Kamara, a Cote d’Ivoire international, has joined Watford in the English Premier League.
The Hornets signed the 27-year-old left-back from Nice for an undisclosed fee that will keep him at Vicarage Road until 2025.
Prior to his transfer, the African star had appeared in 11 league games for the Eaglets in the current 2021-22 season.
“Watford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Ivorian left-sided defender Hassane Kamara on a deal until June 2025,” a statement from the Premier League side read.
“The 27-year-old joins from Nice – currently second in France’s Ligue 1 – for whom he has made 11 league appearances this season.
“After beginning his career at LB Chateauroux Kamara moved to Stade de Reims in 2015, where he won the French second division, showcasing his pace and creative ability from deep.”
Watford‘s backline is expected to be strengthened by Kamara’s arrival, as Claudio Ranieri’s side has conceded 16 goals in their last six matches across all competitions.
Furthermore, the Hertfordshire club has lost all of those games, leaving them in 17th place in the English Premier League with 13 points from 18 games.
Kamara becomes Watford’s ninth African player as a result of this move. Others include Nigeria’s Peter Etebo, William Troost-Ekong, Ghana’s Kwadwo Baah, Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis, Morocco’s Imran Louza, Adam Masina, Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou, and Egypt’s Ismaila Sarr (Senegal).
If no obstacles arise, he could make his debut when Ranieri’s side takes on Newcastle United in an English Premier League match.
Kamara’s ancestors are Malian, Gambian, and Ivorian. Despite this, he made his Cote d’Ivoire debut on June 5, 2021, in a 2-1 friendly win over Burkina Faso.
Despite his impressive performances in France, he was left out of Patrice Beaumelle’s squad for the Cameroon-hosted Africa Cup of Nations in 2021.
The Elephants have been assigned to Group E, alongside Sierra Leone, Algeria, and Equatorial Guinea, for their 24th appearance at Afcon.
On January 12, they will face the National Thunder at Japoma Stadium to begin their campaign.
They’ll play the Leone Stars four days later before taking on Algeria, the reigning African champions, on January 20.