Tottenham Hotspur are rumored to have interest in Troy Deeney.
It’s no secret that Tottenham Hotspur are looking to add a striker before the transfer window shuts next month.
One player they could sign is Watford’s Troy Deeney. According to Sky Sports, Tottenham are “monitoring the situation”.
Deeney might not be the No. 1 choice among Tottenham fans this summer, especially a year after being linked to Paulo Dybala, but Spurs would be getting a Premier League-proven striker in Deeney.
Deeney is a goalscorer having found the net 47 times in 163 Premier League appearances. As a backup striker to Harry Kane and a player who can fill in for Kane when needed, Deeney wouldn’t be a bad signing at all.
While Deeney is 32 years old and Tottenham’s preference seems to be to sign younger players, let’s not forget that Troy Parrott could have a big role to play in the coming seasons. Parrott is 18 years old and currently on loan at Milwall.
Signing Deeney for experience and depth for a year or so would make sense while Parrott gets valuable playing time in the Championship.
Spurs need more depth up front. While Heung-Min Son can play up front on his own and has found success doing so in the past, his natural position is on the left. Lucas Moura has also played up front on his own, but it’s not his natural position.
Tottenham need a real striker, not just someone who can fill-in up front if needed. Even if Deeney isn’t a world-class player like Dybala, he is a goalscorer who knows what it takes to be successful in the Premier League.
Whether Deeney is Spurs’ top target this summer or not remains to be seen, but if they do sign the Watford striker, he can be a solid No. 2 behind Kane.