Troy Deeney 'happy' at Watford and not pushing for move, amid Everton links

Troy Deeney says he is happy at Watford and is not planning to leave

Troy Deeney says he is happy at Watford and will not be pushing for a move away from the club, amid reports linking him with Everton.

It has been reported that new Toffees boss Sam Allardyce has made the 29-year-old one of his top transfer targets.

However, Deeney has told Sky Sports that he has no plans to end his eight-year association with Watford.

"I am happy with life now," he said. "I am happy coming into work. I have never wanted to move. It is about money at the end of the day with kids and a family to support, but it's never about how much money I could earn. I am happy with what I've got, I am content, so if I don't earn more money than this I am still happy. I am a lot better off than when I started 10 years ago."

Asked about Everton links, Deeney added: "I have been linked over the last six years with several clubs. If they are linked with me then thank you for the compliment but I'm not pushing for anything, I am happy with where I am.

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"If we get to the summer and Watford say 'shake hands, we are done', then no hard feelings from me, we have been through a lot, good and bad, for the last eight years. They have stuck by me, I've stuck by them, it's no hard feelings, it's work. It's the nature of the business, I am not going to lose any sleep over it."

Watford are ninth in the Premier League after a positive start to the season.

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After losing at Burnley on Saturday, they will be looking to return to winning ways on Tuesday when they travel to Crystal Palace.

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"People from the outside will look at us and see our league position and say we have Crystal Palace who are bottom of the league and say 'they should win that', but we all know Palace are a good team and playing there is difficult, with the players they have got," said Deeney.

"[Wilfried] Zaha can change a game on its head…[Christian] Benteke, [Andros] Townsend, [Yohan] Cabaye, there are so many players that can cause us problems and if we are not on our 'A' game it can be another loss and then people say 'Watford are having a wobble'. So we have to manage expectations outside of the group.

"We know what we want to do in the group, and if we stick to what we have been doing for most of the season then we should have a really good Christmas and look to 2018 with positivity and renewed vigour."

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