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Watford sign striker Troy Deeney from Walsall

Watford signing Troy Deeney
Deeney was Walsall's player of the year last season

Watford have signed striker Troy Deeney from Walsall on a two-year contract.

The £500,000 deal includes an option for an additional year and a clause worth £150,000 for the Saddlers if Watford reach the Premier League.

The 22-year-old scored 14 times last season but handed in a transfer request after several Championship clubs showed an interest in him.

Deeney, who was released by Aston Villa as a youngster, signed for Walsall in March 2006.

"Watford's interest in Troy has been no secret," Walsall boss Chris Hutchings told the club website.

"They made a number of bids for him. Troy made his position quite clear but we were not prepared to let him leave unless the deal was the right one for the club."

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