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

Troy Deeney decided to stay with Watford, despite interest from Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Everton.

Deeney was once again linked with a summer exit from Vicarage Road, but after signing a new contract amid transfer interest he has told the Watford Observer why he never thought of leaving Watford.

He said: “Yes, we had offers come in again but I have no reason to leave. I have worked very hard with Watford to get into the Premier League and we are finally here now. So why would I not continue that journey? So I want to go into the Premier League with Watford and show everyone what Troy Deeney is about.”

For the past three seasons, Deeney has scored at a least 20 goals a term, and captained the Hornets to promotion last term.

The 27-year-old is arguably the most influential figure at Vicarage Road, both on and off the pitch, and his importance to the team is evident. Not only with his goals and attacking prowess, but his work ethic and attitude have been vital components to the Hornets’ success.

Following promotion to the top flight, Deeney was once again linked with a move away from Hertfordshire. Expected to make the step up to Premier League level with ease, the Mirror claimed that Everton wanted to sign the prolific striker, whilst the Mail indicated Newcastle’s interest in Deeney.

Aston Villa were also linked with the forward, as per the Mirror, although the former Villa trainee is set to stay at Vicarage for the foreseeable future after signing a new contract with the club.

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