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Walsall Lose Out as Troy Deeney Completes Free Transfer to Birmingham City

The former Saddlers man is on the move, leaving Walsall out of pocket.
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Former Walsall striker Troy Deeney has joined local Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City on a free transfer after securing his release from Watford late on Monday evening.

Deeney, who left the Saddlers for the Hornets in the summer of 2010 for an eventual fee of £500,000, had been linked with various moves away from Vicarage Road over the years, with clubs like Leicester City, Newcastle United, and West Bromwich Albion among a lengthy list of potential suitors.
 
Troy, who made 136 appearances in a Walsall shirt, scored 140 goals in 419 games for the Hornets, and twice helped them to gain promotion to the Premier League, first in 2015 and then again last season.

Unfortunately for the Saddlers, who retained a transfer clause which would have seen them collect in the region of 20% of any profit Watford made from Deeney's departure, a contract cancellation makes the clause null and void, leaving the club out of pocket.
 
33-year-old Deeney, a life-long Birmingham City fan, is understood to have penned a two-year deal with an option for a third with the St. Andrew's club, bringing to an end his more than a decade-long association with Watford.

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