Watford reportedly agree deal for Gent midfielder Sven Kums

Watford have reportedly secured their ninth signing of the summer after they agreed an £8.5 million deal to land Gent midfielder Sven Kums.

The Hornets have been one of the busiest clubs in Europe this summer having already brought in an astonishing eight new players to Vicarage Road.

It was only yesterday that signing number eight walked through the doors, as Netherlands international Daryl Janmaat put pen to paper with the Hertfordshire club.

Janmaat signed for the Hornets yesterday (Photo: Getty Images)
Janmaat signed for the Hornets yesterday (Photo: Getty Images)

Hornets have had a busy summer

Walter Mazzarri took over the helm from former manager Quique Sanchez Flores, who departed for Espanyol this summer, and has certainly made his mark on the side.

He has kept no secret that he has intended to bring in players through the summer as he is hoping to guide the Hornets to a mid-table finish once more.

The summer additions of winger Jerome Sinclair, record signing Isaac Success, wing-backs Juan Camilo Zuniga and Brice Dja Djedje all signal intent from the Hornets.

And now it appears that they have landed another big signing in the form of the 2015 Belgium Pro League player of the year, Kums, who has Champions League experience.

Kums will be loaned out to Udinese, according to reports (Photo: Getty Images)
Kums will be loaned out to Udinese, according to reports (Photo: Getty Images)

Kums a big-time player for Gent

The 28-year-old made 52 appearances for the Belgian side last season and even scored twice in European’s top competition.

Gent made it out of the group stages of the Champions League last season and went out at the Last 16 stage, and Kums played a big part in the route through the competition.

Kums was also influential in guiding Gent to their first league title back in 2015, however, his first season of the five-year deal will be spent out on loan.

Udinese, a fellow Pozzo family owned club, are set to take the midfielder on loan for the full season and then he will return back to Watford next summer.

But these are mere reports thus far, however, the story will emerge further in the coming days as the transfer window shuts next week.