Buzzing: Watford Fully Embrace Spirit Of The Hornet With Stripy New Home 2018/19 Kit (Photos)

Chris Wright

11th, June 2018

Photo: @WatfordFC/Twitter

Watford have dropped not one but two simultaneous announcebombs this afternoon, beginning with the news that Gerard Deulofeu has signed a permanent deal with the club.

The second is that the Spanish winger will be playing in a super snazzy new Adidas kit which takes the whole ‘Hornets’ theme and runs with it to its logical conclusion…

Deulofeu has signed a five-year contract at Vicarage Road after spending last season on loan from Barcelona. The transfer fee is reported to be somewhere around the £13million mark.

As for that kit, while it doesn’t look like a Watford strip per se, we kind of like it… begrudgingly… -ish.

It’s the very first time that the club have played in full vertical yellow and black stripes in their 137-year history, with 2015/16’s horizontal ‘Venetian blinds’ design the closest they’ve ever come.

Obviously, the kit purist is us would prefer to see Watford in red shorts, but you can’t have everything.