Transfer

Troy Deeney next club: Dozen Premier League clubs queue up to sign Hornets striker

Wed, 10 January 2018, 9:17

West Bromwich Albion are the current favourites to sign Watford’s Troy Deeney and it’s no surprise that the Baggies are so keen - with 22 games played in the Premier League this season they have only scored 16 goals. No doubt a focal-point striker is what the Midlands club need if they are to turnaround their poor form, which has seen Alan Pardew’s side sink into the relegation zone. Odds of 4/5 (1.80) indicate it’s a move that’s got ‘legs’ but whether Deeney fancies moving to a club in real danger of relegation is another question altogether.

Everton and Newcastle United are both backed at 4/1 (5.00) to be Troy Deeney’s next club, and whilst both would make sense, neither has really been linked to the signing - but a bidding war between rivals clubs could trigger a move by both clubs. Everton in particular are after further additions up-front - despite recently signing Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for a fee in excess of £25m.

Newcastle would probably be the most sensible option for Deeney at this point, with Rafa Benitez struggling to field a consistent striker that will score goals, the Watford man might just be the answer to help drag the Magpies away from the dropzone.

Leicester at 10/1 (11.0) is an interesting outside bet, with the club having made a bid of around £20m for Troy Deeney back in the summer of 2016, only for it to be rejected. Now a deal could be in the region of £10m and looks far more likely to happen with the striker now at the age of 29. Manager Claude Puel looks set to move out Islam Slimani and with Shinji Okazaki now 31, it may be that Deeney will be seen as the perfect partner up-front with Jamie Vardy - holding up the ball, troubling defenses and releasing the pace of the England international goalscorer.

Brighton and Crystal Palace are priced at 12/1 (12.0) and potentially a move to Roy Hodgson’s side would be the more likely of the two, considering their style and need for more goal scoring prowess. However, a move to the Seagulls would almost certainly guarantee Deeney a starting eleven place which he may struggle to attain at Selhurst Park on a regular basis.

Swansea City could be an another intriguing outside bet at 14/1 (15.0) despite them being one of the favourites for relegation. Again, a starting spot would be the appeal of moving to the Liberty Stadium - but with the potential to drop out of the league and within a few months be a Championship club, it may not be the right time to move to south Wales.

What Are The Odds will keep on top of this potentially fast moving transfer story and Troy Deeney’s next club odds as they fluctuate via bookmaker BetVictor.

Probability of Troy Deeney's next club

Next Club Troy Deeney Transfer Odds Probability
West Brom   4/5 55.56%
Everton   4/1 20.00%
Newcastle   4/1 20.00%
Leicester City   10/1 9.09%
Brighton   12/1 7.69%

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