Watford confirm signing of teenage goalkeeper Charlie Bannister following Aston Villa release

Watford's Vicarage Road

The 19-year-old has made a move to Vicarage Road.

Watford's Vicarage RoadWatford's Vicarage Road

Aston Villa have seen plenty of their young players go out of the exit door this summer.

One such player was Charlie Bannister – a talented young goalkeeper.

The 19-year-old was included on the released list by Villa in the summer – along with the likes of Janoi Donacien, Benjamin Siegrist and Charles N’Zogbia.

Watford's Vicarage RoadWatford's Vicarage Road

But it has not taken long for the talented keeper to find himself a new Premier League club.

Bannister has joined Watford on a one-year contract.

It has been confirmed by Watford, on their official website, that Bannister has been snapped up by the Hornets after featuring as a trialist in previous games for Watford this summer.

Watford's Heurelho Gomes looks dejectedWatford's Heurelho Gomes looks dejected

Bannister will go into the under-23 team and is seemingly not set to threaten the Watford first-team goalkeeping staff that consists of Heurelho Gomes, Costel Pantilimon, Giedrius Arlauskis and Rene Gilmartin.

Bannister will do battle with Nathan Gartside for a regular place in the under-23 set-up under the club’s development coach Harry Kewell.

Juventus' Simone Zaza scores the team's third goal past Hellas Verona's goalkeeper Pierluigi GolliniJuventus' Simone Zaza scores the team's third goal past Hellas Verona's goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini

Villa signed a new goalkeeper this summer with Italian Pierluigi Gollini arriving from Hellas Verona to be the club’s number one stopper, with Brad Guzan subsequently sold to Middlesbrough.

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