Imran Louza has become Watford's third official signing of the summer ahead of the Hornets' return to the Premier League.

Last season, the 22-year-old scored seven goals in 33 league matches, adding to the two he scored in the previous campaign, but not a great deal is known about the midfielder.

The Watford Observer spoke to Nantes supporter Francois Piraux, who used to run an English language FC Nantes Twitter account, to find out more about Watford's new acquisition.

WO: What type of midfielder is Louza?

FP: "Imran is a central midfielder, a true number eight. He played in a double pivot this season with a CDM next to him. He is a modern midfielder who can press, tackle and break the lines."

WO: At 22 Louza is still at the start of his career - how much potential does he have?

FP: "He is 22 years old but he plays with lot of confidence because he is very technical. He can move, control, pass, run, he has great stamina too. Now, he must improve the last pass, take better decision, to give more assists and control the game. He has the potential to be a good Premier League player."

WO: How well do you think he could adapt to the Premier League?

FP: "Physically, the gap when you sign in the Premier League is the most difficult for a player. He is smart and has good vision on the pitch, but he will have to gain muscle in order to be competitive as soon as possible. Like a Tielemans, you see."

WO: What are his main strengths as a player?

FP: "Intelligence and stamina. Imran can play any role in the midfield, winger too. He is not injury prone and plays every game. He is one of the best prospects from FC Nantes for years. After Makelele, Deschamps, Veretout... Maybe Imran will be the next big thing from us."

WO: Any weaknesses?

FP: "He is only 22 years old, in a new country, with a new culture and in the best league in the world, we must give him some time. Imran must improve concentration and the last pass."

WO: How do the Nantes fans feel about the transfer?

FP: "Inevitable. Many fans are aware about young French players leaving France for another league. It’s the modern football but, in Nantes the fans are in war against the president of FCN, Waldemar Kita. For 14 years, it’s a nightmare with terrible decisions. Imran Louza's agent Mogi Bayat is not welcome here and it’s logical he wants some money in this new transfer with Watford. We talk about 10M€ for Louza, it’s not much for this player... Why ? Bizarre. Imran Louza is a child of FC Nantes, I hope he will be a top player for Watford, he is a good guy with a bad agent."