Watford talisman Troy Deeney has insisted that he will not look to quit Vicarage Road this summer, despite the club’s relegation into the Championship.
The Hornets struggled last season in the Premier League and eventually, after 38 games, they lost out to Aston Villa in a tight relegation scrap.
Deeney has played a major role for the club in their five-year stay in the Premier League, having initially helped them to promotion in the 2014/15 season.
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In five seasons in the Premier League, Deeney scored 47 goals, with 10 of those coming last season. Ultimately, the goals of the 32-year-old wasn’t enough to secure Watford’s top-flight status.
Naturally, talk has turned to Deeney leaving Watford this summer, but that’s not on his mind and the club’s skipper has stated he will not push for a transfer.
Speaking to talkSPORT, as quoted in the Watford Observer, Deeney said: “Watford is my club, I’ve been there 10 years now. I’m not going to actively look to leave or anything of that nature.
“I was talking to the missus about it yesterday. I had an opportunity to go to Leicester when they’d just won the league, obviously with Champions League football, I never asked to leave then, so why would I ask to leave now.
“If the club decide that we need to go our separate ways, it is what it is, I’m a big boy and I can take it on the chin.”
Watford are embarking on the Championship with a new permanent manager after parting company with Nigel Pearson towards the end of last season, with Vladimir Ivić the new man at the helm.
Deeney has been a mainstay at Watford over the last decade and the club will not want to lose him heading back into the Championship.
He’s consistently scored goals in the Premier League and he’d done the same in the Championship, which makes retaining him so important.
Ivić will have to sell him the vision he has for Watford, but it sounds like he will have the club’s talisman fully committed given these comments.
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