Troy Deeney extends Watford contract until 2020

Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney has scored 81 goals in his Watford career

Watford striker Troy Deeney has extended his contract with the club until 2020.

Deeney, 27, scored 21 times as the Hornets won automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.

Swansea City enquired about his availability in June but Deeney has now extended his contract, which was due to expire in 2018.

The ex-Walsall striker became Watford's first player to score 20 goals or more in three straight seasons last season.

He joins Gabriele Angellaexternal-link and Craig Cathcartexternal-link in signing new long-term deals this week, with the centre-backs signing four and five-year deals respectively.

Deeney's frequent strike partner, Matej Vydra, completed a permanent move to Watford from Udinese on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Czech - who had been on loan from Udinese - contributed 16 league goals in 2014-15.

The club's new head coach Quique Sanchez Flores now has both strikers tied to long-term deals as Watford prepare for their first top-flight appearance since 2007 when they face Everton on 8 August.

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