West Brom Want Watford’s Troy Deeney

West Bromwich Albion have asked Premier League rivals Watford for their striker Troy Deeney, as per reports. West Bromare offering the player a lifeline after he failed to impress this term. Watford, a relegation threatened side, are not as keen on selling to another at risk side but they are also frustrated with their skipper.

Deeney joined from Walsall back in 2010, costing Watford £500,000. He has scored 102 goals in 234 league games. The Albion are set to offer £16 million for the player. The club officials found a way round the Financial Fair Play rules to fund the transfer. They club were reported to be prepared to sell players in order to fund transfer ambitions of Alan Pardew.

Arsenal, Manchester City and others wanted centre back Jonny Evans. He is the club’s major asset to bring in major money in the winter window but the club is reluctant due to the gap the move will create in the defence.

It seems Arsenal have backed down and Manchester City have signed Aymeric Laporte from the La Liga for a club record. Hence West Brom would have to be creative in funding their transfers. The club has a list of proven strikers of which Deeney is one. It is believed that if the deal with Watford proves to be too much of an hassle, they would just turn to another on the list.

West Brom recently dumped Liverpool from the FA Cup courtesy of a Jay Rodriguez double. Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp was critical of his defence that allowed Rodriguez twice and Joel Matip that conceded an own goal, all before half time. VAR was part of the talking points as Pardew criticized the referee for overuse of the technology.

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