In Focus: Deeney would give Newcastle United some power up front

Newcastle United are keeping close tabs on Troy Deeney’s situation at Watford, according to¬†The Sun.

What’s the word?

The Magpies have reportedly been hunting for a new attacking player to help boost the team’s goal tally.

So far, Rafael Benitez’s men have scored 22 goals in 24 Premier League matches, with Joselu top scorer on four.

The Sun claims that Watford boss Javi Garcia is keen for Deeney to stay, but Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion are circling.

So far this season, the 29-year-old has scored three goals and created two assists in 17 appearances in all competitions.

Is Deeney a good choice for Newcastle?

The North-East outfit could do with an additional attacking player up front, and the Watford man possesses something that the team is currently lacking – power.

Deeney is strong in the box, and can also provide, but his current form this season suggests that he may not hit the ground running.

Perhaps the forward is lacking focus and could do with a fresh start, but given the relegation battle that Newcastle find themselves in, they need someone who will make an instant impact.

In addition, there are doubts over whether Newcastle will have the funds to seal a permanent transfer.

Mike Ashley’s sale of the club remains up in the air.