Watford defender Christian Kabasele has revealed that he is close to signing a new deal at Vicarage Road.

The Belgian defender joined the Hornets in a £6m deal from Genk in 2016 and has since made 75 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Last season saw him feature 23 times in all competitions, with him starting in 19 of his 21 appearances in the Premier League.

The start of this season has been a little more difficult for the 28-year-old, as he sat on the bench for Watford’s first three Premier League games.

He’s since returned to the starting line-up, playing 90 minutes in the win over Coventry City and the draws with Newcastle and Arsenal.

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The fixture against the Gunners saw new Watford boss Quique Sánchez Flores hand Kabasele an important role in a new-look back four, suggesting he could play regularly under the Spaniard.

That remains to be seen, but Kabasele isn’t planning to move regardless, as he’s close to signing a new contract at the club.

“My wish was always to stay at Watford, and we are close to an agreement on a new contract,” he told Voetbal Nieuws.

“There were teams that showed interest, but the club did not want to sell me, and therefore my situation quickly became very clear. I want to play here as long as possible and grow with the club.

“My son has been here since last year. We enjoy our time here, and we feel very good.

“The weather is not great. It’s a good city to live in, and we live here in peace, not like many teammates in busy London.”