Watford forward Troy Deeney has put rumours linking him with a move away from the Hornets to bed, by penning a new 4 year deal at the club, reports the BBC. The Championship star had been on the radars of some Premier League clubs this summer, but he has chose to remain loyal to Watford, as they seek promotion to the top flight this season.
The 26 year old was a reported target for Leicester City and Hull City, with other Premiership teams becoming tentatively linked as well. However, the player is now contracted at Vicarage Road until he is 30 years old, giving the peak of his football career to the club.
Deeney is one of the most prolific strikers in the second tier of English football. Over the last two seasons the striker has notched 45 goals in 91 games, and he has already opening his 2014/15 account in similar style, scoring twice in four games.
Deeney joined Watford in 2010, signing for a deal worth up to £500,000 from Walsall. He could have been sold on for millions this summer, but the club have instead managed to keep hold of their star performer. Deeney now operates as captain of Watford, and the supporters will be pleased with the level of commitment he has shown. Breaking the news of his new contract on Twitter, the striker is clearly happy to stay put; ‘Happy to have signed my new four-year contract with Watford and put to bed these transfer rumours.’