Watford sign Canada midfielder Ismael Kone from Montreal on four-and-a-half-year deal

Ismael Kone joins the Hornets from Major League Soccer outfit Montreal for an undisclosed fee, starting from January 1.

Kone, who has nine caps, came off the bench in all three of Canada's Group F games at the World Cup in Qatar.

The Ivory Coast-born player moved to Canada aged seven and made his debut for Montreal in February this year.

He made a total of 32 appearances for the club, who finished second in the 2022 MLS Eastern Conference and third overall.

Watford are currently fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table, five points behind second-placed Sheffield United.

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