Watford started their week by announcing the signing of French midfielder Imran Louza from FC Nantes.

Following that signing, the Watford Observer spoke to a Nantes fan to find out more about the new arrival who is described as being "like a Tielemans". 

Louza wasn't the only one committing his future to the Hornets either, as it was revealed that goalkeeper Rob Elliot would be signing a new two-year deal.

Elliot is still yet to play a match since his arrival as a free agent, with Ben Foster and Daniel Bachmann keeping him out of the team.

Bachmann was keeping other people out on Wednesday evening when he made his senior debut for Austria.

Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane was unable to score in the match, although the Watford keeper did end up on the wrong end of the scoreline.

He could get the chance to pick up his first international win on Sunday, while a handful of other Hornets players are also involved in other games with their respective nations.

One such player is Ken Sema, who has impressed his nation's supporters so much that one of them wrote a song about the winger.

Watford continued their preparations for the Premier League next season and announced four pre-season friendlies.

Elsewhere, sporting director Cristiano Giaretta revealed that new contracts had 50 per cent salary reduction clauses in case of relegation and that players at the club would have to accept more incentive-based contracts.

Discussion was sparked online by website Footy Headlines claiming to have "leaked" both the club's home and away kits ahead of the new season.

Finally, there was good news for Watford Women, who learned that they had been granted promotion to the Women's Championship.

Head coach Clinton Lancaster spoke of his joy after hearing the news.