Hornets make seven signings
Watford have announced seven new signings after their transfer embargo was lifted on Monday night.
The new arrivals include former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and ex-QPR defender Fitz Hall, who both sign on one-year contracts as free agents after being released from their respective clubs.
Watford have also used their new connections with Pozzo family-owned clubs Udinese and Granada to take five more players on loan.
Strikers Matej Vydra and Steve Leo Beleck, along with midfielder Almen Abdi, move to Vicarage Road on loan from Serie A side Udinese while defender Daniel Pudli and forward Ikechi Anya join from La Liga outfit Granada.
New Watford technical director Gianluca Nani believes the signings are a sign of good things to come for the club.
"We expect these players to make a very positive impact on Gianfranco Zola's squad," he told watfordfc.com.
"We are constantly looking to add quality here for Watford, and this is a task which will be ongoing throughout the season."