Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar is close to completing a loan move to Udinese.

The left-back moved to Vicarage Road from Sporting Lisbon in August 2017, but after making 13 appearances in all competitions last season he has not featured under Javi Gracia in the current campaign, with his only competitive action coming for the Under-23s.

The Watford Observer understands the 28-year-old’s switch to the fellow Pozzo-family owned club should be finalised shortly.