Watford skipper Troy Deeney has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract that will see him remain at Vicarage Road until 2021.
In preparation for another Premiership season, their first under new manager, Walter Mazzarri, Watford are looking to secure the services of their key players, most importanly those of striker Deeney.
The 28-year-old, who joined the Hornets in 2010 has been a mainstay in the Hertfordshire club's starting lineup, playing a crucial role in their rise up the Championship table and eventual promotion to the English top-flight.
"This club really means business and I want to be part of this," he told the club's official website "I have listened carefully to everything the club has had to say to me recently.
"We have talked things through in a sensible way – and it's helped me fully deal with lots of my own thoughts. When you're right in the middle of something, maybe you take it for granted how quickly things are moving forward.
"I don't think I've done that, but by talking it over it's clear that Watford isn't ever going to settle for second-best – and that's how I want to feel about my career so it works for me," he concluded.