ANDRE Gray said his move from Burnley to Watford was a 'no brainer'.

The 26-year-old signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road, with the Clarets receiving £18million for his services.

"It [the move] happened quite quickly and it was easy. Pretty much a no brainer," Gray said of his transfer.

"It's obviously a great club and it's got a big future. I had a fantastic time at Burnley and I achieved my dream of playing in the Premier League – we stayed up last season too."

Gray hit nine Premier League goal for Burnley last season, having been the Championship's top scorer the year before.

But after two years at Turf Moor he said he was ready for a new challenge and he took the decision to move to a club who finished one place below Burnley last year, but who have spent on new signings this summer as well as appointing Marco Silva as their new manager.

"I needed a new challenge. I felt like I'd done my job there in the two seasons," Gray told Watford's website.

"It's a fresh challenge; speaking to the club was something that excited me and made me want to come here.

"I feel like a new challenge came at the right time and there's no better place than Watford."

Asked about how being Watford's record signing would affect him, Gray said: "Inspiration. Every player will tell you it's not down to them what the price is. It's down to me to jusfity that.

"I'm ready for the challenge ahead. I don't see it as a burden, it's an inspiration for me to prove my worth."