According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney this summer.
The Hornets skipper saw his boyhood club relegated to the Championship a few months ago and it’s believed we are one of several clubs who’ve been contacted by his agent over a potential deal.
That said, The Chronicle reveal that he’s unlikely to be considered by Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United for a few reasons, with him A) being 32-years-old and wanting at least and two-year-deal and B) demanding big money, with his current Watford contract earning him ‘£100,00 per-week’.
Deeney holds up the ball well and is a real handful who has proved to be capable of scoring goals in the Premier League.
He’s got into double figures in four of the last five seasons, bagging 47 goals and 21 assists in 163 top flight appearances, but his best days are behind him, he’s injury prone and this feels like a non starter based on his age, wage demands and the fact he’d also command a decent fee as Watford’s captain and talisman up top.
He’s often spoken highly of Newcastle United and St James’ Park, yet this doesn’t feel like a deal we’ll be taking his agent up on anytime soon.