Watford striker Troy Deeney says he is taking things one day at a time during January having been linked with a January transfer move to Premier League rivals Newcastle United.
The Sun have claimed on their website that the Magpies, as well as relegation rivals West Brom, are both in the hunt for the Hornets’ club captain, with the 29-year-old having struggled to nail down a regular place in the first team this season.
However, while the forward has acknowledged rumours of his potential departure from Vicarage Road, he insists that it is part and parcel of being a footballer and will continue to focus on his role with his current club until the point he joins another side, which may or may not be during the current window.
He told the Sun: “It wouldn’t be January — or any other transfer window for that matter — without there being some chat about my future here.
“Over the years since that’s been a factor I’ve learned to deal with everything as a day-to-day matter and not be distracted from doing my work properly.
“A bloke can have turned up for work one day and he’s gone, going off somewhere else four or six hours later.
“So it’s important to retain your focus on what’s in front of you and not get too far ahead of yourself with big plans for this or that.”
The Birmingham-born striker, who has 25 Premier League goals in 88 appearances, has made 16 appearances for the Hornets this season, having already seven games out as a result of suspension, and made his return from his latest ban as a half time substitute in the 2-2 draw against Southampton, setting up Abdoublaye Doucoure for a last minute equaliser.
Meanwhile Newcastle saw summer signing Joselu net just his fourth goal of the campaign to rescue a point against bottom placed side Swansea City in a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park on Saturday.
In other Newcastle United news, fans were left raging over one man’s efforts in the club’s draw against the Swans.