If Leicester City really are in the market for Jamie Vardy‘s new backup or potential replacement, they’ve gotten off to a bit of a rocky start.
According to ESPN FC, Watford have rejected a £15 million bid from Leicester City for star striker and club captain Troy Deeney. Per the source, Deeney is happy at Vicarage Road and satisfied with his current five-year deal with the Hornets.
Deeney finished tied for ninth in the Premier League in scoring with 13 goals – two behind teammate Odion Ighalo. In six seasons with Watford, Deeney has 90 goals in 243 league appearances.
Vardy has previously been linked with a £20 million transfer move to Arsenal, but the Foxes have reportedly been in pursuit of Deeney regardless of Vardy’s eventual decision. Vardy is not expected to make a final decision until after Euro 2016.
ESPN also reported that Leicester City tried and failed with a bid for Deeney two years ago.
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