Premier League side interested in Watford captain Troy Deeney


Premier League side interested in Watford captain Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney could be set to leave Watford after being at the club since 2010, with several Premier League clubs looking to sign the 32-year-old forward.


According to The Telegraph, West Bromwich Albion are leading the race to sign Deeney, as they look to strengthen their side after going up to the Premier League after finishing as runners-up in the Championship.


The Baggies are looking at a potential loan deal for the forward with an option to buy afterwards.


With West Brom looking for Premier League experience, and Deeney being eager to play Premier League football again, there is a very high chance that this deal could happen.


Such a move would mean that Watford's fourth highest scorer in history could be set to move to the Premier League and leave the club, even if on a temporary basis, for the first time in ten years.


Whilst Deeney claimed during an interview with talkSport earlier this month that he was not actively looking to leave Watford, he stated that if the club decided that they should part ways, then he would "take it on the chin".


Deeney added that he "was talking to the missus about it yesterday. I had an opportunity to go to Leicester when they'd just won the league, obviously with Champions League football, I never asked to leave then, so why would I ask to leave now."


However, he did say that the decision is dependent on what Watford feel is the right decision to make.


Deeney joined Watford from Walsall in 2010 for a fee of £250,000 that could rise to £500,000, and since then he has become one of the club's stars, playing 398 games for the club and scoring 133 goals.


Deeney has worked under 16 managers at Watford so far, with the latest one being new manager Vladimir Ivic, who is keen to take Watford back up to the Premier League.