Troy Deeney (Getty Images)
Tottenham have reportedly been offered Watford striker Troy Deeney in a loan deal which would provide attacking depth for the north London outfit.
Spurs allowed young striker Troy Parrott to join Millwall on loan on Saturday, but are in the market for Harry Kane cover.
Kane missed several months of the season with a severe hamstring, while the England skipper has also historically had ankle issues.
His absence has previously left Tottenham short of a quality central striker. And a report on Sunday claims they have been offered the chance to fill that void.
The Hornets are ready to offload Deeney and a number of other big earners ahead of their return to the Championship.
The Daily Mail claims that the 32-year-old is of interest to Jose Mourinho, with Spurs discussing an initial loan deal for a player who only has a year left on his contract.
Deeney bared his soul after Watford’s relegation from the Premier League. Saying their loss to Arsenal may be his last game for the club.
He told Sky Sports: “We haven’t quite been good enough at both ends of the pitch and it showed again today. It’s frustrating, it’s disappointing, it is heartbreaking for the people who work behind the scenes.
“There are a lot of people at clubs who normally get affected by relegation so we feel sorry for them. I’ll take the stick with regards to what comes social media wise.
“The harsh reality of it is that some people will lose their jobs because we haven’t been good enough. As players we have to stand forward, take that and as a club and a community we go again.”
Deeney has scored 133 goals in almost 400 games during his 10-year stay at Vicarage Road. Although never prolific, the striker has an excellent all-round game similar to Kane and would be an ideal back-up.
Other options for Spurs included Bournemouth frontman Callum Wilson. There has been talk of the England star being available for as little as £10m after the Cherries’ relegation.
– TEAMtalk media
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