October 27, 2017 / 10:53 AM / in a year

Midfielder Capoue eager to extend Watford stay

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(Reuters) - Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue is impressed with the club’s progress and says he is keen to prolong his stay at the Premier League side by earning a new contract.

The 29-year-old has made 89 appearances for Watford since joining in 2015 and has two years left on his current deal, but the club’s performances have convinced the Frenchman to aspire towards a longer deal.

“I want to stay here. I have two more years and I feel good at the club,” Capoue told the Evening Standard. “It is up to me. If I’m doing well on the pitch, I will stay here. If I’m not good and someone plays in my place, maybe they will put me out.

“I have a very good relationship with the president (owner Gino Pozzo). They have put me in the best condition to show my football, I feel grateful.

“Of course I want to carry on this Watford adventure. There is a very good goal here, a big project here.”

Watford are sixth in the league after nine league games and host 17th-placed Stoke City on Saturday.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by David Holmes

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