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Stefano Okaka joins Udinese on loan from Watford

The 29-year-old has made just three appearances for the Hornets this season.

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Stefano Okaka, pictured, has joined Udinese on loan from Watford (Nigel French/PA)

Stefano Okaka, pictured, has joined Udinese on loan from Watford (Nigel French/PA)

Stefano Okaka, pictured, has joined Udinese on loan from Watford (Nigel French/PA)

Watford striker Stefano Okaka has joined Udinese on loan until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old has made just three appearances for the Hornets this season.

Udinese technical director Daniele Prade hailed the four-cap Italy forward as a potent addition to the club’s forward line.

“Okaka is a strong point physically, good at defending the ball and getting the team up,” Prade told Udinese’s official club website.

“Stefano is strong in the air and inside the penalty area.”

Okaka has been at Watford since the summer of 2016, but has struggled for opportunities under current manager Javi Gracia.

PA Media