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No limit on number of loanees Watford could sign from Udinese and Granada
There is no limit on the number of loan players Watford could sign from fellow Pozzo family-owned clubs Udinese and Granada.
The Hornets have already signed five players on loan from the Italian and Spanish clubs since the Pozzos' takeover, and a sixth should be announced imminently in the shape of experienced striker Alex Geijo.
Defender Daniel Pudil and attacker Ikechi Anya have joined from Granada, with Geijo set to join midfielder Almen Abdi and forwards Steve Leo Beleck and Matej Vydra on loan from Udinese.
Football League rules state a club can have a maximum of four players under 23 and four over that age during the course of the season.
The rules also add that no more than two players over the age of 23 can join from one club on a 'standard loan' in any season.
However, the Football League have this week confirmed to the Watford Observer that international loans do not count towards the quotas because they are classed as permanent transfers.
Udinese's scouting network is recognised as one of the best in the world and has been crucial to the club reaching the Champions League qualifying round for the last two seasons.
The Little Zebras have compiled a large, multi-national, squad and loan players from the Italian side have been crucial to Granada's rise to La Liga.
The Pozzos, and Watford chief executive Scott Duxbury, have made it clear they plan to use the large pool of players and scouting network at the Hornets.
At the weekend Geijo confirmed he was set to join Watford on loan and arrived in London on Monday.
The 29-year-old was on loan at Granada for the last two seasons and this week tweeted a picture of himself at the London Olympics with former team-mate Anya.
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