The Colombia international is already a well known figure among FIFA gamers.
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The pacey attacker, who can play across the front-line, has failed to settle in Rome following his move from Cagliari in February this year.
Ibarbo is renowned for his pace and power, but his prowess in front of goal is far less impressive, with the Colombian managing just 15 goals in his 121 appearances in European football.
Watford fans will be hoping he thrives in the rough and tumble of the Premier League as part of a much changed Hornets team.
Quique Sanchez Flores has overseen the arrival of 13 new faces - while four have been shown the door at Vicarage Road – at one of the most active clubs this summer.
Watford fans took to Twitter to express their delight at the capture of a cult hero from the FIFA video game franchise, revered and despised in equal measure for his more than generous in-game stats:
Watford signing Ibarbo based on him being the best player on Ultimate Team ever #DeadIineDay— Thomas Stafford (@Thomas_Stafford) September 1, 2015
Victor Ibarbo is a HUGE signing for Watford— Luke Wade (@Wadey_96) September 1, 2015
Oulare only scored 2 in 33 for Brugge. Ibarbo scored 20 in 213 for Atlético Nacional and Cagliari. #watfordfc— Ben Fullylove (@BenFullylove) September 1, 2015
Absolutely delighted with #WatfordFC's dealings today. Guedioura back permanently is fantastic, Ibarbo and Oulare look quality. Good times.— Craig Norman (@CraigNormanF1) September 1, 2015
Happy with the signings on #DeadIineDay Guedioura was class in the Championship for us last season + Ibarbo should be decent— Troy (@TroyMayo98) September 1, 2015