Tottenham turn transfer attention to £5m striker

Watford's Troy Deeney

Tottenham are considering a £5million bid for Championship striker Troy Deeney, reports the Daily Mail.

The Watford striker would replace Jermain Defoe at White Hart Lane, who is set to follow Clint Dempsey out of the club.

Deeney recently signed a three-and-a-half year contract with Watford back in May, which prevented him leaving the Hornets on a free transfer. The English forward scored 20 league goals last season, despite missing the first month of the season due to his release from prison.

The 25-year-old spent a third of a ten-month sentence in prison for affray, before returning to the club to eventually score the last-minute winner in Watford’s play-off semi-final against Leicester. Deeney has continued his rich vein of scoring this season with four goals in his first two games, including a hat-trick in last Saturday’s 6-1 win over Bournemouth.

Defoe’s future has been surrounded in doubt, more so after Spurs spent £26million on Roberto Soldado. And with West Ham and Fulham reportedly interested in the 30-year-old, the former Portsmouth striker could find himself being sold this summer and replaced by the Watford striker.

Deeney, who is managed by former Chelsea star Gianfranco Zola, is expected to start in Watford’s trip to recently relegated Reading on Saturday, and will be looking to extend his early scoring form.

Meanwhile, AVB will be focusing on his first game of the new season, as Spurs take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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