Leicester City asked to pay absurd transfer fee for 13-goal striker

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If Leicester City are that desperate to make Watford striker Troy Deeney their replacement for a striker like Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez or Leonardo Ulloa, they’ll have to shatter their own transfer record to get him.

According to Sun Sport, Watford are demanding £32 million to let Deeney go to Leicester City. The 27-year-old striker is believed to be interested in joining the Premier League champions but Watford have previously stated they will not let him go for any price.

Leicester are reportedly willing to pay up to £24 million for Deeney – but Watford have an issue with that. Per the source, Watford will owe 25% of whatever transfer fee they get for Deeney to his former club Walsall – which may explain their eagerness to guarantee a transfer move that will ultimately net them around £24 million.

Deeney finished the 2015-16 season with 13 Premier League goals – two behind teammate Odion Ighalo. He has 90 goals in 243 league appearances for the club, which includes 77 from the Championship division.

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