As unlikely as it may seem, proven Premier League goalscorer Troy Deeney could be on the move from Watford this summer down into the Championship according to reports, and a host of clubs are lining up to snap him up. What Are The Odds looks at the possible destinations for the Hornets striker this transfer window.
The Birmingham Mail took the step of running a transfer story stating that Troy Deeney is being lined-up as a transfer target for Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City this summer; a drop down to the Championship for a striker who is right in his prime at 28-years old, with 10 Premier League goals to his name this season.
Currently at Sky Bet bookmaker the striker is a far-out option to sign with the Second City club with odds of 33/1 (34.0), however it is a fact that Deeney is a boyhood fan of Birmingham and has previously stated that he wants the chance to play in the Second City Derby against Aston Villa - an ambition that is possible if he were to drop into the Championship next season.
Another ‘out there’ option could be a move to Yorkshire and sign with another Championship club in Leeds United. Why Leeds? Deeney’s father is a fan of the club and although that might be little to build a story on, it hasn’t stopped odds of 20/1 (21.0) being offered on the striker dropping down and signing with Garry Monk’s side.
More realistic options, if Deeney is to move for pastures new, is surely within the confines of the Premier League where the striker has thrived over the past seasons. With Walter Mazzarri leaving Watford it may be a case that he stays and reclaims his spot as the number one striker, but West Brom are seemingly very keen on bringing him to the Hawthorns. Priced at 5/2 (3.50), a move could be on to the Midlands, especially so with the club looking for a focal point attacker, which Deeney would tick the box for, however a more likely move could be to former champions Leicester City.
The Foxes are 16/1 (17.0) to go back in for Deeney, with the club failing last summer to sign the striker. However, with rumours of a restructure in personnel and Jamie Vardy being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, it could be that the Foxes need a new number one striker.
Newly-promoted Newcastle are ‘one to watch’ in this market though, with odds of 6/1 (7.00) from Sky Bet, it would be a great fit for the club who are looking to add Premier League quality from the ‘get go’.
Transfer funds will surely not be a problem for Rafa Benitez's side with the board backing the manager with around £100m this summer.
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