Stefano Okaka has said he is "hungry" and "wants to play" after completing his loan move from Watford to Udinese.

The Italian striker has struggled to find game time with the Hornets this season and has joined the fellow Pozzo club until the end of the season in a bid to get more minutes under his belt.

Speaking to the Udinese website after making the temporary switch, he said: "I didn't play much at Watford, but I scored some important goals. I've encountered lots of problems in my career, including on a personal level. I'm happy to be here - I want to do my bit and make a difference.

"I had an injury at the end of last season and that was an issue at the start of this term too. A player of my size needs time to get fit but I'm hungry and I want to play."

Okaka insists that he has learnt a lot from his time playing in England and that he has the determination to succeed in Italy, while putting Udinese first will be his top priority.

He said: "My experience in England has been very beneficial. The Premier League is a difficult league.

"I've come here with the aim of doing well. I'll give my all to realise my dreams and those of Udinese.

"In order to do well I need to play to a good level and help the team to win. There are times when you think of yourself more and times when you think of the team, but right now we need to put Udinese first and get the club back where it deserves."

Also speaking about the move was Udinese's technical director, Daniele Prade who said: "Stefano Okaka was our top target in attack and we're pleased that he's finally an Udinese player.

"Personally I'm very happy to be working with him."