Three reasons Newcastle United must hijack West Brom’s bid to sign Troy Deeney
According to reports in the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are lining up an £18m move for Newcastle United target and out of favour Watford striker Troy Deeney, who has scored 25 Premier League goals for the Hornets, before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday.
ESPN FC reported on January 3 that Magpies manager Rafa Benitez had identified the 29-year-old as his top target this month, but a move has so far failed to materialise with the Tyneside outfit instead bidding for Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen.
Now the Daily Mail reports that former Toon boss Alan Pardew wants the Midlands-born Deeney to boost his 19th-placed side, with the centre-forward left out of the Hornets squad as they were beaten 1-0 by Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Benitez will also be desperate to add some attacking reinforcements to his squad in the coming days with his team scoring just 22 goals in their 24 Premier League matches so far this term, and bringing Deeney to St James’ Park could prove to be a shrewd move.
Here are three reasons Newcastle must hijack West Brom’s bid to sign the striker, and save their season…