Vicarage Road forward in demand.
Watford’s prolific striker Troy Deeney is being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs with a view to a summer transfer as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season reports Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old is highly regarded as one of the best striking talents outside the Premier League and his form over the last ten months has attracted suitors from a number of top-flight sides who are preparing to move for the former Walsall player.
Deeney missed the start of last term after being jailed for affray following a brawl outside a Birmingham nightclub but he recovered from his spell inside to score 20 goals under Watford manager Gianfranco Zola as the Hornets surged to a top-three finish in the Championship.
He now appears to have picked up where he left off, scoring the winning goal in Watford’s opening day victory over Birmingham on Saturday.
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola would hate to lose his star striker at the start of a significant year for the Vicarage Road side and with the forward’s current contract set to run until 2016 the ball is firmly in Watford’s court.
Zola has previously conceded that Deeney has the all qualities to succeed in the Premier League and scouts were thought to be impressed with his goalscoring performance at St Andrews.
Last season’s beaten play-off finalists, who have already lost Championship Player of the Year Matej Vydra, could now face a fight to keep hold of Deeney ahead of the transfer window slamming shut at the end of August.