By Wayne Veysey

30th Aug, 2021 | 6:03pm

Sources: Deeney signs Birmingham City contract as Watford exit sealed

Troy Deeney has signed for Birmingham City after quitting Watford, Football Insider understands.

This site broke the news earlier this afternoon that the striker, 33, was booked in for a Blues medical after agreeing a deal.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Deeney has now put pen to paper on a two-year contract that includes a 12-month option.

The deal is set to be announced imminently in what amounts to a major coup for the Midlands outfit.

It brings an end his 11-year association with the Hornets where he will leave as a legendary figure.

Deeney scored 140 times in 419 games across all competitions for the Premier League side.

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Only three players – Ross Jenkins (142), Tommy Barnett (163) and Luther Blisset (186) – have scored more for the club.

However, after two appearances from the bench this season, Watford announced on 27 August the club and player were considering what was best for his future.

He had just 12 months left to run on his Vicarage Road contract and has now agreed a free transfer exit.

The Birmingham-born star is a boyhood Blues fan and has the club’s crest tattooed on his leg.

Birmingham City have had a mixed start to the season and were in the market for a striker.

They will be hoping Deeney – who has 84 goals in 224 Championship games – will bring goals to Lee Bowyer’s side who currently sit in eighth.

In other news, an English club has agreed to sign a regular Aston Villa goalscorer.