King Deal Falls Through

Friday 18 January 2008

Following yesterday’s announcement regarding an agreement being reached on a fee for Watford striker Marlon King, an extensive medical examination by the Club’s Doctors took place last night.

Disappointingly for the Club it was identified that certain elements of the medical were not 100% satisfactory for the Club’s Doctors to recommend the acquisition of the player.

When sums such as this are involved the Club must ensure that it has certain guarantees, other than injuries that cannot be legislated for, regarding a player’s fitness. Unfortunately on this occasion, the medical process has not identified those assurances.

Therefore, it is with regret that the Club must announce it has declined the opportunity to sign the player, but wishes him well for the future.