Rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Troy Deeney has claimed that he will not demand to leave Watford despite their relegation to the Championship.
The experienced striker has endured various highs and lows during his ten years at Vicarage Road but it has been suggested by some that this might be the end of the 32-year-old’s time at the club.
Reports have indicated that Spurs are considering Deeney as a cut-price option as they look for a back up to Harry Kane (Daily Mail).
However, Deeney has now indicated that he is open to staying put with the Hornets as they look to bounce back up next season.
While he did not rule a move away from the club this summer, he insisted that he would continue to stay loyal to the club just as he has in the past.
When asked about a possible move away from the club, Deeney said in an interview on talkSPORT Breakfast with Alan Brazil and former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara: “This is my club, I’ve been there ten years now and I’m not going to actively look to leave or anything of that nature.
“I had an opportunity to go to Leicester when they just won the Premier League, obviously it was Champions League football… I never asked to leave then, so why would I ask to leave now?
“If the club decide we need to go our separate ways, it is what it is, I’m a big boy and I can take it on the chin.”
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That is a diplomatic answer from Deeney and one probably intended to keep fans on his side, which one would expect from a Watford legend like him. However, he clearly hints that he would be open to moving if the club decides to sell him. I doubt the Hornets will want to continue paying his wages in the Championship. Most Spurs fans would snigger at the suggestion that Deeney could be a good addition for us but there is no doubt that he is capable of doing a job similar to the one Fernando Llorente did for us for a couple of years. Deeney is at the stage of his career where a bit-part role at a top club might appeal to him and he is the sort of personality that I can see getting on really well with Mourinho.
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