Czech pair joining Watford

  • By: Vasek Kadlec
  • Last Updated: July 10 2012, 13:45 BST

Daniel Pudil and Matej Vydra are set to join Watford on season-long loans from Granada and Udinese respectively.

  • Daniel Pudil: Excited by the opportunity to play in England
  • Matej Vydra: Looking to rediscover form and fitness 

The arrival of Giampaolo Pozzo at Vicarage Road has helped to bring the moves about, as he owns all three of the clubs involved.

He has outlined ambitious plans for the Hornets and is looking to make the most of the connections he has established throughout European football.

Pudil is a Czech Republic international who spent part of last season on loan at Cesena and he is looking forward to aiding Watford in their quest to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

"I did not have to think twice (about joining Watford)," he told chovanecsport.cz. "I came here five years ago on trial and loved it.

"I know Watford have excellent fans so when my agent told me about this option a few days ago, I welcomed it.

"I have always dreamt of playing in England and everyone recommended this move. I am convinced the English style of play will suit me.

"I don't consider this to be a step back. This is a league where there are big clubs fighting for promotion into the Premier League, a league every footballer dreams of.

"I'm also looking forward to playing under Gianfranco Zola."

Czech Under-21 international striker Vydra endured an injury-ravaged 2011/12 campaign, but is convinced that he can make a positive impact at Watford.

"I see this as a big opportunity and I can't wait to play," he said.

"Watford is in London and the second division in England is a great competition.

"Hopefully I will win a place in the starting line-up. I'm hungry for football after last season was marred by injury.

"I feel fit and the knee is keeping together. I hope myself and Dan will be good assets for Watford."