According to a report from the Daily Mail, Watford are ‘willing’ to let Tottenham Hotspur target Troy Deeney leave this summer if they receive any credible offers – with Daniel Levy and co now gifted a chance to land the forward who was once described as England’s ‘best‘.
Deeney, who suffered relegation to the Championship with his club last season, could be sold off to raise funds and a move back to the big time may well prove ‘attractive‘ to the striker as Spurs hunt for back-up forwards.
Is Troy Deeney a great striking option for Spurs?
Yes, could be a coup
Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed that a striker is nearing the top of Levy’s priority list, especially after star man Harry Kane missed a large portion of last season with a hamstring injury.
The likes of Callum Wilson, Chris Wood, Ollie Watkins and Darwin Nunez were linked with a move to Spurs – as well as Deeney – but the Hornets hero could be a stable alternative.
Homegrown and with a market value of around £5.85 million (Watford could ask for more), the £100,000-per-week veteran has also reached goalscoring double figures in three out of his last five Premier League seasons (WhoScored).
Lauded as a ‘powerful‘ centre-forward option by ex-manager Walter Mazzarri, fellow ex-Hornets gaffer Javi Gracia also made no secret of Deeney’s quality – describing him as England’s ‘best‘ striker back in 2019.
Of course, this was over a year ago and still debatable now, but his experience in the top flight and proven scoring return could mark him out as an unlikely option for Levy to pursue.
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