Report: Leciester City could splash £30 million on Watford’s Troy Deeney

While EURO 2016 has many football fans distracted at the moment, Leicester City have reminded us that silly season is very much alive and well.

According to The Telegraph, the Premier League champions are keen to sign Watford captain Troy Deeney to bolster their attacking options.

 

Last season’s top scorer Jamie Vardy has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal and while Deeney wouldn’t be a like-for-like replacement, he is a solid top flight performer.

Deeney has expressed a desire to speak to Leicester and Watford will discuss their next move on Tuesday, after rejecting a £25million proposal over the weekend.

 

Leicester’s head of recruitment Steve Walsh has identified Deeney as a priority target and they believe a deal can be done, despite Watford’s stance that he will not be leaving Vicarage Road.

The Telegraph

Deeney joined Watford for just £500,000 from Walsall in 2010, and the League One club would be due 25% of any transfer fee received by Watford.

The 27-year-old scored 13 Premier League goals last season as Watford surprised many to comfortably avoid a relegation battle.

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