Watford has completed the signing of Brazilian central defender Samir from Udinese on a deal until 2025. The 27-year-old defender played 147 times in Serie A for Udinese, and he linked up with the Italian Serie A side from Brazilian side Flamengo in 2016. Samir is Watford’s second signing of the January transfer window after left-back Hassane Kamara joined from Nice.
Watford Signs Samir from Udinese
The Hornets have conducted several deals with Udinese in recent seasons as the club’s owner Gino Pozzo is the son of Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo. The English Premier League side Watford has not disclosed a fee for Samir’s arrival. The club is heavily linked with more potential January signings as they bid to improve their chance of Premier League survival.
Claudio Ranieri’s side sits in the 17th place position in the English Premier League table and two points clear of the relegation zone. They are also linked with Besiktas and Croatian defender Domagoi Vida and Congolese playmaker Edo Kayembe who plays for Belgian side KAS Eupen.