Tony Pulis has revealed his interest in signing Watford captain Troy Deeney – much to the intrigue of our local Baggies fans.
The Welshman has spoken positively about the English striker in the build-up to West Brom’s game with Watford – as per The Birmingham Mail.
The former Stoke boss said ahead of the sides’ clash this weekend:
“We’ve liked Deeney.
“The first couple of years in the Premier League he did exceptionally well for Watford.”
Following the arrival of Andre Gray in the summer, Troy Deeney is no longer considered to be Watford’s number one striker, and a situation could arise in which the Baggies make their move for the experienced forward in the January transfer window.
Since his move from Walsall in 2010, Troy Deeney has established his status as a cult hero for the Hornets. In 303 games for Watford, the 29-year-old has scored a reputable total of 106 goals – an average of a goal less than every three games.
West Brom, meanwhile, have the likes of Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon up top and Deeney would surely have to compete with them for a starting spot if he signed.
It would be quintessential Tony Pulis if the Baggies were to sign Troy Deeney. The Watford captain is vastly experienced, and he’s recognised for his physicality and goal-scoring prowess.
He’d always give his all for the Baggies and, if he continues to sit on the bench for Watford, he’d be more than happy to move away.
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