Watford have completed the signing of 19-year-old forward Dapo Mebude after his spell at cinch Championship club Queen of the South last season.

The Scotland youth international made 11 appearances for the Palmerston outfit and was a free agent this summer after leaving Rangers. He joins Watford – who have just been promoted to the English Premier League – on a two-year deal.

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Watford have signed the former Queen of the South forward. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Mebude’s contract could be extended by a further two years if he performs well. A Watford statement on the former Queen of the South forward reads: “Watford FC is pleased to confirm the signing of 19-year-old forward Dapo Mebude on a two-year contract, with a further two-year option.

“Mebude also enjoyed a loan spell at Scottish Championship side Queen of the South in early 2021, scoring twice in 11 league outings. In 23 caps across the Scottish Under-17, Under-18, and Under-19 teams, Mebude scored six goals as he featured alongside the likes of Watford’s Sonny Blu Lo-Everton. Welcome to Watford, Dapo!”

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