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Watford add Argentine winger Ignacio Pussetto to survival push

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

04:39 14 Jan 2020

Watford have completed the signing of Ignacio Pussetto from Serie A side Udinese. 

It's believed the Argentine winger has cost the Premier League strugglers €8million and he's signed a 4-and-a-half year deal at Vicarage Road.

Pussetto's played 12 times in Serie A for Udinese this season, and has cut a versatile figure across their frontline. The 24-year old started the season as a centre-forward, but also operated in his preferred position on the right wing.

He has one goal to his name this season and that came away to Juventus in a 3-1 defeat on December 15.

He's just the latest commodity to be traded between Udinese and Watford, with the Pozzo family owning both clubs.

The likes of Stefano Okaka, Marvin Zeegelaar and Ben Wilmot are just some of the players to move between Hertfordshire and Udine in recent times.

Pussetto is Watford's second signing of the January window, following the arrival of Fluminense forward Joao Pedro.

Watford boss Nigel Pearson will be hopeful Pussetto can add to their recently rediscovered potency.

Since Pearson's appointment as successor to Quique Sanchez Flores, Watford have won four of their last five Premier League games which has been enough to see them go from relegation dead certs to a point clear of the dropzone.

His only defeat so far came away to league leaders Liverpool in his first game in charge.

Watford may see their upcoming winter break cannibalised by the FA Cup, however.

Their FA Cup 3rd round tie with Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park was postponed due to the after effects of Storm Brendan.

With a full programme of Premier League fixtures to be played next week, there are very few available windows for the re-arranged replay and the subsequent 4th round tie.

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