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Celtic interested in signing Troy Deeney

Celtic have signed a significant number of players since Ange Postecoglou became the new manager of the Hoops.

The Bhoys have added no fewer than nine players to their senior ranks this summer, but that could grow even larger before the deadline closes.

What’s the word?

Celtic have been in talks to sign Giorgos Giakoumakis and Jota in the last few days but their business might not stop there.

It’s thought that Jota is undergoing a medical on Monday with a view to signing on loan but a more permanent fixture could head through the door.

According to The Sunday Mirror; 29/08 (via Glasgow Live), Celtic are one of many clubs interested in signing Watford striker Troy Deeney.

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Separate reports from The Athletic claimed that Birmingham City have already begun negotiations to lure him away from the Hornets.

Shades of Hartson

The idea of signing Deeney is likely to be met with scepticism by Celtic supporters.

After all, Postecoglou has preferred signing young players with plenty of potential to succeed in the future. At the age of 33, the English forward is heading towards the end of his career.

He would also take up a pretty hefty space on the wage bill as he currently earns around the £65k-per-week mark at Vicarage Road.

That being said, his powerful attributes and goalscoring traits could actually be useful for the Hoops.

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Described as a “handful” by Arsenal legend Ian Wright, he has amassed 140 goals in Watford colours, seven of which came last season in 19 Championship outings.

However, it’s not the scoring of goals for which Deeney is famed, but rather his powerful and bullish approach on the field of play.

The veteran attacker is one of the strongest players in the game and has won a hefty number of aerial duels. Last term, he was successful in 3.6 aerial battles per match; a tally which was down on his career average of 5.1.

With his immense physical traits in mind, he could evoke memories of a certain John Hartson at Parkhead. The footballer turned pundit was a lumbering striker who put himself about and bullied defenders much in the same way Deeney has throughout his career.

He scared opponents merely with his size and was a throwback to the old-fashioned striker. Speaking about his career, the Welshman once said: “I was never a great, great player. I was just somebody who gave his heart and soul into every performance.”

Coincidentally, that typifies Deeney in a nutshell as well. His work ethic and attitude has to be admired.

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