Watford have completed the signing of forward Stefano Okaka from Belgian side Anderlecht. The Italian striker has penned a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, becoming the fourth reinforcement to arrive at Vicarage Road after earlier arrivals by Dja Djedje [Marseille], Christian Kabasele [Genk] and Jerome Sinclair [Liverpool].   Early life Born Stefano Okaka Chuka 

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Watford have in the course of the week officially completed the signing of fullback Daryl Janmaat from Newcastle United. Although the transfer fee remains undisclosed, it is at a speculative £7.5 million that will see him ply his trade for the Hornets until 2020. The Dutch international looked odds on to part ways with the 

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With the confirmation that Walter Mazzarri is to become Watford’s new head coach came a stark reminder of how his new employers operate. The club’s chief executive Scott Duxbury used all the usual platitudes that come with managerial statements but the “thoroughly looking forward to working with such a highly regarded coach” came with the 

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Arsenal’s need for a reliable, free-scoring striker is an issue that never seems to quite go away and is likely to crop up again this summer. Watford’s Odion Ighalo is one man who has been touted as a potential target and they could well make a move for the Nigerian striker at the end of 

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Despite a recent downturn in their Premier League form, it has been an impressive first season back in the top flight from Watford and one of their unsung heroes has been 21 year old Nathan Ake. The Dutch youngster joined on loan from Chelsea last summer and was initially viewed as more of a squad 

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Braced with the £35 million that was used to sign 16 players back in the summer, it took a large dose of faith for Watford to avoid signing a goalkeeper. Instead they offered Heurelho Gomes, the mainstay of the Hornets’ promotion season but approaching 35 and with the catalogue of errors from his time with 

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Upon reaching to the Premier League Watford embarked on a summer recruitment drive that brought in 15 players and also changed their manager, sacking Slavisa Jokanovic, despite being promote under the Serb, and replacing him with Quique Sanchez Flores. Flores had no previous experience of English football and neither did 10 of the 15 arrivals; 

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After being released on the left, Ikechi Anya managed to force in a cross which James Tomkins wasn’t able to clear. With James Collins falling to the ground, similarly unable to deal with Anya’s ball, Odion Ighalo once again seized the stage. Shuffling the ball onto his left foot, Ighalo remained composed enough to arrow 

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