Irish international, Craig Cathcart, has signed a new deal with English Premier League club, Watford, that will see him stay with the club for the next four years.
The Hornets announced the news of Cathcart’s contract extension on their official Twitter account this morning.
Cathcart has become quite the favourite with fans since he joined the club in 2014 from Blackpool.
Prior to this, Cathcart played for Manchester United between 2007 and 2010. However, he failed to make a lasting impression at the club under Sir Alex Ferguson and was rarely included in the starting lineup. He was then transferred on loan to both Royal Antwerp and Plymouth Argyle, as well as future club, Watford, before signing with Blackpool.
However, since permanently joining Watford, the 28-year-old seems to have come into his own and has made 86 appearances for the club.
He was also chosen to remain with the club by new Watford manager, Marco Silva. Silva replaced ousted manager, Walter Mazzarri, at the end of last season.
Silva mentioned that he wants to build a stronger defence team, and that Cathcart will fit perfectly into that vision.