Watford sign goalkeeper Arlauskis, linked with 'Iraqi Bale' Ali Adnan

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The Hornets remain active in the transfer market this summer, having added the Lithuanian international to their goalkeeper ranks.

Watford have announced the signing of Lithuanian international goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis from Steaua Bucharest, with the club also being linked with a talented Serie A based left-sided player dubbed the 'Iraqi Gareth Bale' by the Watford Observer.

The North London side have been busy since earning promotion last month, recruiting and chasing several players to strengthen their squad.

Giedrius Arlauskis is one that has been confirmed by the club, arriving from Romanian champions Steaua having featured as first choice in Bucharest this season.

Arriving on a free transfer, he has 18 caps for Lithuania and featured during England's 4-0 win over Lithuania in March.

Inevitably considering the Hornets ownership by the Pozzo family, any signings Udinese make could mean loan transfers to Vicarage Road, and so the Observer have stated as they discuss the prospect of 21-year-old Iraqi international Ali Adnan heading to the Premier League.

The skilful left-back impressed with Rizespor in the Turkish Super Lig last year, earning him a move to Udine this summer. Adnan, who has international 24 caps despite his youth, is now being lined up for a move to Watford according to the report, where he would challenge Daniel Pudil on the left side of defence. 

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