Sebastian Prodl and Marvin Zeegelaar have spoken to the press in Italy after both swapped Watford for Udinese during the January transfer window.

The defenders became the latest players to make the move between the two Pozzo owned clubs with Argentine winger Ignacio Pussetto travelling in the opposite direction.

Speaking at the press conference, Prodl revealed that a move to Udinese was proposed to him before he decided to join the Hornets and that playing in Serie A was a dream of his.

"It has always been a dream for me to be able to play in Serie A," he said.

"Four or five years ago I was in contact with the Pozzo family and initially we decided to send me to Watford.

"My first impressions of Italian football were very positive. I got them in 2009, when I was playing at Werder Bremen and we played against Udinese in the Uefa Cup quarter-finals. I am happy that this dream has now come true and I can't wait to start this challenge. Hopefully I can recover quickly from my injury."

Zeegelaar was similarly pleased to be playing for Udinese after a loan spell with the club last season.

The Dutchman said he had hoped to return to the team sooner and that he was looking forward to competing with his former Hornets team-mate Ken Sema for a place in the starting lineup.

"I would have liked to go back to wearing the black and white shirt already in July," he said.

"But there were aspects still to be clarified. I would like to thank the general manager [Franco] Collavino and [Pierpaolo] Marino for giving me the opportunity to return.

"I know Ken well, we played together at Watford. There will be healthy competition between us, those that push you to do your best to improve. I will be ready every time I am called into question."