First Team 02/07/2016

Official | Hornets Sign Jose Holebas

WATFORD FC is delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Jose Holebas from Italy Serie A 2014/15 runners-up AS Roma.

The Greece international has penned a three-year contract with the Hornets and will join up straight away with Quique Sanchez Flores' squad.

On the international stage, the 31-year-old has made 27 appearances for his country - including four as they reached the quarter-finals of the 2012 European Championships in Poland & Ukraine.

Holebas has a wealth of top-level domestic experience and European pedigree as well with 23 Champions League appearances to his name across his time in Italy, following a hugely successful four-year spell with Greek giants Olympiakos.

The left-sided operator rose through the ranks at TSV 1860 Munich after starting out at German national league side Viktoria Kahl.

First Team 01/07/2016

Official | Watford FC Complete Christian Kabasele Signing

THE HORNETS are pleased to announce former Belgium Under-21 international Christian Kabasele has completed a permanent transfer to Vicarage Road.

 

Kabasele is currently in France as part of Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad. The 6ft 1in centre-half joins Watford from Genk on a five-year deal.

 

The 25-year-old played 81 times for Genk, scoring seven goals, after signing for the Belgian Pro League side in 2014.

 

Born in Zaire, Kabasele started his career with Belgian outfits Eupen and Mechelen before spending a year in Bulgaria with Ludogorets Razgrad.