Troy Deeney explains why he signed new Watford contract, despite Premier League interest

Watford forward Deeney was linked to Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Everton and Swansea City.

Troy Deeney recently signed a new five-year deal with Watford, and he has told Hornets Player why he wanted to extend his deal with the newly promoted Premier League side.

The forward said: “On a personal level, it’s perfect. You just have to look around the training ground to see the club’s ambition, and the stadium is now making massive strides as well. There’s going to be maybe four or five good players coming in real soon and people will see why I’ve signed.”

Deeney, who has scored at least 20 goals each season for the past three years, has built a reputation as one of the best forwards outside of the top flight. Having captained the Hornets to promotion, he will be looking to continue his prolific goal record in the Premier League, and signing the long-term deal gives a real boost to the newly promoted club.

Obviously, due to his impressive goalscoring feats, the 27-year-old was always going to be linked with a number of clubs in transfer windows, and for the past few years it has been no different.

He only signed a new contract last summer to ward off Premier League interest, and this new deal commits his future to the Hornets despite four top flight rivals looking at him this summer.

The Mirror has reported that Everton wanted to sign Deeney this summer, whilst the Mail linked him with a transfer to both Newcastle United and Swansea. The Mirror also suggested that Aston Villa wanted to sign the forward, who started his career at Villa Park as a trainee.

However, he tied his future down to Watford due to the potential the club have shown since the Pozzo family took charge, and with Vicarage Road undergoing positive developments, impressive players being signed this summer and a Europa League winning manager at the helm, it is hard to deny that Deeney is set to lead the club in a new era of success.

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