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Udinese confirm Italy Under-20 international Cristian Battocchio has joined Watford
Udinese have confirmed their midfielder Cristian Battocchio has joined Watford on loan .
The Watford Observer reported yesterday that Battocchio was set to join the club and that has now been confirmed on the Italian club's website.
Battoccio is a creative midfielder who was born in Argentina and reportedly trained with the Newell’s Old Boys' first team when he was just 14.
The 20-year-old left Old Boys at the age of 16 to join Udinese, where he has made nine appearances and came on as a substitute in Saturday's game with Fiorentina.
The midfielder, whose style of play has been compared to Andrea Pirlo in the past, is an Italy Under-20 international and has made three appearances for his adopted country.