Over the weekend Leicester City’s reported interest in Watford striker Troy Deeney came back to the fore, and having had a previous offer rejected, it was said we went back in with a £25million offer.
The Watford Observer, amongst others, suggest that the improved £25million offer still wasn’t enough to tempt Watford’s hands and that they are now holding out for Leicester to come back with a deal more in the region of £32million in total.
I rate Deeney, but that’s a silly figure for a man of his experience and age in my humble – but with the 27 year old signing a five year deal with them at Vicarage Road last summer that will naturally inflate any interest that anybody has in him.
And then his goal return, position as skipper, and the fact he’s reportedly the first man to hit 20 goals in three successive seasons for them just adds figures on top.
He returned 13 goals last season in the Premier League as well.
It’s said that Watford are maintaining the ‘he’s not for sale’ stance but £32million may be too much to reject.
Some will say it’s open to interpretation, but maybe we should leave the last word for Deeney himself.
? Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) 19 June 2016