New signing Samir could be in line to make his Watford debut this afternoon and has said doing so would be a "dream come true".

The centre back followed Francisco Sierralta over from Udinese, and plenty of others before him, with the Pozzo family link providing a route between the Hornets and it Serie A club.

While the Brazilian has a lot of adapting to do, he believes he is ready to make an impact on the pitch.

“I’m very happy to be here in England, it’s a dream come true,” he told the club wesbite.

“I’ve wanted to play in England ever since I was a child. I am here with a lot of happiness and all I can do is my best for everyone.

“It’s a beautiful country. I really like the English traditions and culture so I am very happy to be here. I hope in my time here I will have the opportunity to explore it, and obviously I need to learn the language as well to do the best for my teammates.”

The 27-year-old said he has brought with him a "winning mentality" and believes that he has what is required to lead Watford away from their relegation scrap.

“The key is mentality. I know it’s not easy for me to say now because I just arrived, but the key to reaching our goals is mentality,” he continued.

“If the head works properly the legs will work properly. I know the head coach and staff will work a lot with us, they will help us to stay focused and to improve the mistakes we make on the pitch.

“I’m good at anticipating the opponent, good in the air and with the ball. I don’t want to say too much about myself because the opponents might study me.

“I have come here with a winning mentality, I am here to work hard and to do so we need the supporters behind us and with us until the very end, because only like this can we get out of this difficult situation.”