New Watford signing Ignacio Pussetto is looking to make his mark in the first team as soon as possible after completing a move from Udinese.

Speaking to the club website after signing a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Argentine even said he would be happy to take part in Saturday's game with Tottenham Hotspur, but knows he may have to wait a bit longer to get his chance.

“I have been following Watford a lot,” he said.

“I watched the last game which we won against Bournemouth, which was a huge victory, and what I hope for is to continue these positive results in order to be able to go up in the table, and for me to be able to contribute to this.

“It is very important for me to get into the team as soon as possible and I’m very excited to start right away. If the manager thinks I am ready for Saturday I am available, but otherwise I will try my best and train hard in order to be in the squad as soon as possible.”

Due to Watford's strong links with Udinese, who are also owned by the Pozzo family, Pussetto said he has heard a lot about the Hornets and that he regards the move to the Premier League as a huge step in his career.

He knows all too well that he will have to put in some hard work between now and the end of the season to ensure the club is still in the division come the end of the campaign.

“This is a huge step for my career. I’m very happy and proud to be in the Premier League now and I have to take all the responsibilities that comes with it,” he said.

“It was not an easy decision to move because it’s a huge step, but when I was at Udinese I heard a lot about Watford because it was a very close club.

“I’m excited to be here and I have to put in as much effort as I can for the good of the club now.”

Pussetto is not the only Argentine at the club, as he joins up with compatriot Roberto Pereyra, although the two are yet to get formally acquainted.

The new addition said he is looking forward to getting to know his team-mates better, some of whom he has already met before due to the Hornets sending players to Serie A on loan.

He said: “I’m very excited to get to know Pereyra because even though I don’t know him personally, many people have said very good things about him as a person, and as a player he’s very renowned. I look forward to getting to know not only him but also the whole team.

“I already know Ben [Wilmot], Ken [Sema] and Marvin [Zeegelaar] and I know Stefano [Okaka] was here too. Everyone talks very well about the club and the people who work at the training ground. The important thing now is for me to get settled in and get into the squad as soon as possible.”