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FERNANDO FORESTIERI
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UPDATED 12:07 30th August 2015

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The Owls signed Fernando Forestieri for an undisclosed fee from Premier League side Watford in August 2015.

The gifted forward signed a four-year contract at Hillsborough.

Crowd favourite Forestieri played a significant role in Watford’s promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15, featuring 26 times for the Hornets.

He originally signed on loan from Serie A side Udinese ahead of the 2012/13 campaign before penning a permanent contract in January 2013 of that season.

The sheer skill of the Italian Under-21 star soon saw Forestieri hit the spot in Hertfordshire and he has maintained cult hero status ever since. 

Forestieri scooped the Owls' Player of the Year award in his maiden season at Hillsborough and scored 15 goals in 39 appearances. 

Argentinian by birth, he moved to Italy aged just 16 and assumed Italian nationality.

Forestieri built up his experience with loan spells at Siena, Vicenza, Malaga, Empoli and Bari either side of joining Udinese.

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