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Tottenham consider signing Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney, Tottenham
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Tottenham Hotspur could make Watford’s Troy Deeney their first summer signing after being offered the chance to land the experienced striker.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Watford skipper Troy Deeney is a plausible candidate to take on the supporting role of first-choice striker Harry Kane.

After letting Troy Parrott join Milwall on loan this weekend, Tottenham will look to recruit a backup option for their indispensable first-team star.

Jose Mourinho failed to land a new striker in the January transfer window and won’t be making the same mistake this summer.

After suffering relegation from the Premier League, Watford will face the exodus in the coming months, with the 32-year-old striker expected to headline departures.

Deeney enjoyed a decent season despite his side’s inability to escape from the relegation zone for large portions of the campaign, racking up ten goals and two assists in 27 top-flight outings.

But, the prolific striker has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Vicarage Road, and he is likely to part with the club this summer.

Although he’s approaching the twilight years of his professional career, Deeney is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League.

Tottenham initially thought about Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, but they would have to shell out a significant figure to get that deal over the line.