Agent of Watford linked Ali Adnan says announcement due shortly, 'perfect for 3-5-2'

The Iraqi is set to join Udinese and then head to Watford on loan this summer.

Watford have recently been linked with a host of new signings ahead of their Premier League assault next season.

One name that has cropped up has been Ali Adnan. Known as the 'Iraqi Gareth Bale, he currently plies his trade for Caykur Rizespor in Turkey. The Iraqi international, who has 34 caps for his country, is however believed to be Watford bound - via sister club Udinese.

It is reported by the Watford Observer that the talented left-sided player is set to head out on loan from Udinese, after his deal to join the Serie A club is finalised.

That sentiment is now being echoed by Mondo Udinese, who also have quotes from his agent. Christian Gunder is quoted as stating this about Adnan's ability to play in a 3-5-2, a system Watford are known to use regularly.

He stated:

"Iraqis are crazy for him. Millions of followers will follow him to his adventures with Udinese.

"His characteristics? He is a physically strong player and is very technical. He is perfect for a 3-5-2. In the coming days will come an announcement."

Adnan's signing would add real quality to the Watford line-up. He is quick and direct, with a ferocious left-foot, and almost purpose built to play in the wing-back role.

He would follow in the footsteps of many Watford stars in arriving from Udinese - including the likes of Matej Vydra, Joel Ekstrand and Odion Ighalo.

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