Watford’s Ken Sema has confirmed talks over an extension to his current contract are well underway and close to being completed.

Sema has been at Watford since 2018 after arriving in a £2.03m deal from Swedish side Östersund.

It is only this year he has been able to establish himself at the club, though, spending last season on loan with Italian side Udinese.

He returned from that spell in the summer and has since established himself in the Watford first team, with four goals and five assists in 32 games in the Championship this season.

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His deal at Vicarage Road doesn’t expire until 2023, but the club are keen to hand him a new deal anyway, particularly if they are promoted to the Premier League, which is very much a possibility this season.

And he has confirmed that talks are underway, stating that he sees no reason to reject an extension at this point.

“Yes, we talk about it, and it fees like it’s close now,” he told Fotboll Skanalen.

“It feels good, and we’ll see when it becomes official. I have been here a while now, and it feels good.

“I do not see that it should not be a good step for me (an extension) as I feel good in the team and the city. There’s not much to complain about, to be honest.”