The journey Dániel Tőzsér has taken to re-join Watford has been unusual and unexpected but it is another example of the Pozzos using their contacts in Italian football to help enhance the Hornets' squad significantly.

The Hungary international has been the Golden Boys' number one target for the holding midfield role all summer following his successful loan spell during the second half of last season.

Tőzsér was contracted to Serie A side Genoa but had not played for the club during the first half of the 2013/14 campaign when the Hornets made their move.

The Championship club wanted Tőzsér back, the 29-year-old was keen on a return and Genoa were looking to clear him from their wage bill.

However, prolonged discussions did not lead to Tőzsér joining Watford on a permanent deal, one assumes because of Genoa's demands being deemed unreasonable by the Golden Boys' hierarchy.

But crucially the deal got done, just via a different route to what Golden Boys fans are used to.

The Pozzos also own Udinese and with Parma keen on one of their players, it appears Gino Pozzo reached an agreement with Parma to sign Tőzsér from Genoa and then immediately loan the player back to the Hornets.

When the deal was announced as a two-year loan, it was unexpected as it is unusual in English football. But such agreements are common in Italy.

Tőzsér will almost certainly never pull on a Parma shirt as his two-year stay in Hertfordshire covers the whole of his contract with the Serie A club.

The Hornets confirmed they have the option of an additional year but that is with the player himself.

So in effect, Watford get their transfer target for two seasons, without having to pay a loan fee as we understand it, and then if they still want the then 31-year-old in the summer of 2016 then they have the option to activate another year's contract.

It looks like Parma don't have to pay any of the player's wages - it seems to be merely a measure to smooth his transition to Watford - and one would assume the Serie A side's hopes of signing the unnamed Udinese player are boosted, I guess with the fee being adjusted accordingly. If that is the case, then it seems to be a win-win for both clubs.

It is unusual and a little convoluted but it is another example of the Pozzos using their extensive knowledge and contacts in Italian football to the benefit of their English club Watford.

There will be further comment from Frank Smith on the Hornets' transfer policy in Friday's Watford Observer.