GIANFRANCO ZOLA'S Hornets have received a perfect pre-season boost with confirmation of seven new signings today (Monday).
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and defender Fitz Hall have both signed one-year contracts with Watford, while five season-long loans - all using the strength of the Pozzo family network of clubs - have been agreed.
Midfielder Almen Abdi, along with forwards Matej Vydra and Steve Leo Beleck, have joined for 2012/13 from Champions League Serie A qualifiers Udinese.
Granada pair Daniel Pudil, a defender, and striker Ikechi Anya, will ply their trade at Vicarage Road on loan from the Spanish Primera Liga club.
Hornets' Technical Director Gian Luca Nani is pleased with the additions, and says there is more to come.
"We expect these players to make a very positive impact on Gianfranco Zola's squad," he said.
"We are constantly looking to add quality here for Watford, and this is a task which will be ongoing throughout the season."
Biographies and career highlights about all seven men will be available soon here at the club's official website, watfordfc.com - as well as reaction from Hornets' Head Coach Zola