- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LONDON (AP) - Watford has signed goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon from Sunderland to provide competition for Heurelho Gomes.

The 28-year-old Pantilimon started the season as Sunderland’s first-choice goalkeeper but he has not played since a 3-1 defeat at Chelsea a month ago. The Romania international wasn’t included in the last three matchday squads.

Watford, which is 12th in the English Premier League after a 1-0 loss at Swansea on Monday, gains a goalkeeper with more than 50 appearances in the topflight.

Pantilimon made seven league appearances for Manchester City in a three-year spell at the club before joining Sunderland in 2014.

Also on Tuesday, 16th-place Norwich continued to bolster its squad in a bid to stay in the Premier League, signing Scottish forward Steven Naismith from Everton.

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