Hornets capture Kabba
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheff Utd striker Steve Kabba has joined relegation rivals Watford for £500,000.
Sheffield United striker Steve Kabba has joined relegation rivals Watford in a £500,000 deal.
Kabba was put on the transfer list by The Blades before Christmas and had been targeted by Championship side Ipswich Town.
But the former Crystal Palace man has returned south to sign a two-and-a-half year deal with the Premiership's bottom club.
With Watford already having brought in Moses Ashikodi and Will Hoskins in the transfer window, manager Adrian Boothroyd was happy to boost his attack still further.
"Steve fits the bill," Boothroyd told the club's official website.
"He threatened to really kick-start his career at the beginning of last season when he was on a good goalscoring run.
"He's quick, has an eye for goal and has got loads of development left in him at 25 years old - a great addition to our squad."
Kabba could make his debut for Watford in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round tie at West Ham United.
He had spent over four years at Bramall Lane, but had failed to score in seven substitute appearances in the Premiership this season.