Daniel Tozser says Troy Deeney is 'very, very important' to Watford and hopes the club can keep hold of the striker this summer

Tozser: 'I hope the board are able to keep Troy at Watford'

Tozser: 'I hope the board are able to keep Troy at Watford'

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Daniel Tozser has stressed the importance of Watford keeping Troy Deeney with three clubs interested in the striker.

Swansea City and Norwich City have made enquiries about the 26-year-old while Burnley are the only club to make an official offer, which we understand was an initial fee of around £4.5m with additional add-ons.

At the time of going to press, Burnley’s bid remained the only official offer the Hornets had received for last season’s top scorer and was made last week.

We understand the enquiries made by both Norwich and Swansea related to a higher fee than Burnley’s bid.

With the Pozzos in charge Watford are no longer in a position where they have to sell players every summer to balance the books, unlike under previous regimes.

And Tozser, who signed a two-year loan deal with the Hornets on Monday, said: “I know 90 per cent of the guys here and it is a great group. Promotion is the target of course and I think that is possible. It’s a big thing to say but I do think the team is stronger than last year.

“There is interest in the transfer market in Troy but I hope the board are able to keep him at Watford because he is very, very important for us. I would be very happy if he stays at Watford.”

It is commonly accepted that all players have a price at which they will be sold but the current £5m figures being mentioned are significantly less than Watford’s valuation of Deeney.

Sky Sports News reported on Wednesday that Swansea had made an offer in excess of £5m for the striker.

However, we understand that report relates to a previous enquiry made by the Premier League side which was immediately rebuffed by the Hornets.

Interest in Deeney was expected this summer after he enjoyed his most prolific campaign last season.

He netted 25 goals in 48 matches to become the first player since Luther Blissett to score 20 times in all competitions in consecutive campaigns for the club.

His tally of 24 Championship goals also meant he became the first Hornet to strike on 20 occasions in back-to-back league seasons since Cliff Holton in 1961.

There is a full interview with Tozser in today's Watford Observer.

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12:29pm Fri 11 Jul 14

croxley46 says...

I see Sanchez has moved from Barcelona to Arsenal for a reputed £35m, previously he was sold by Udinese to Barca so hopefully if the Pozzo's had a sell-on clause in the transfer, which I'm sure they would have, then perhaps some of their profit may end up giving Deeney an improved contract and keeping him at the Vic.
I see Sanchez has moved from Barcelona to Arsenal for a reputed £35m, previously he was sold by Udinese to Barca so hopefully if the Pozzo's had a sell-on clause in the transfer, which I'm sure they would have, then perhaps some of their profit may end up giving Deeney an improved contract and keeping him at the Vic. croxley46
  • Score: -19

12:54pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Horns24 says...

If Ulloa is worth £7.5 and McCormack £11m then Troy is worth £9.5m
If Ulloa is worth £7.5 and McCormack £11m then Troy is worth £9.5m Horns24
  • Score: -5

1:18pm Fri 11 Jul 14

watford1881 says...

Well done Tozser.. Pile on the pressure.. Dont make it easy for the Pozzos to accept a smaller bid...
Well done Tozser.. Pile on the pressure.. Dont make it easy for the Pozzos to accept a smaller bid... watford1881
  • Score: 23

1:21pm Fri 11 Jul 14

mattymashup says...

I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season...
I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season... mattymashup
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Fri 11 Jul 14

soulfulhornet says...

mattymashup wrote:
I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season...
Hope Troy stays too. Ikpeazu? He will have to impress to get ahead of Troy, Matej, Fessi, Ranegie plus the other youngsters Mensah etc, who will be under the same pressure and competition. Think the Pozzos will send him out on loan again so he gets game time. It is hard to see him on the bench ahead of the other strikers except in the early rounds of the League Cup But never say never if scores regularly and plays well for the youth/ reserve teams.
[quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season...[/p][/quote]Hope Troy stays too. Ikpeazu? He will have to impress to get ahead of Troy, Matej, Fessi, Ranegie plus the other youngsters Mensah etc, who will be under the same pressure and competition. Think the Pozzos will send him out on loan again so he gets game time. It is hard to see him on the bench ahead of the other strikers except in the early rounds of the League Cup But never say never if scores regularly and plays well for the youth/ reserve teams. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 11

2:05pm Fri 11 Jul 14

endean2 says...

hopefully a vastly improved contract, captain,s armband and some form of bonus scheme may keep him for at least one more season.
In all my many years supporting Watford I have never seen a stronger
squad of players assembled.

Dare we now dream!
hopefully a vastly improved contract, captain,s armband and some form of bonus scheme may keep him for at least one more season. In all my many years supporting Watford I have never seen a stronger squad of players assembled. Dare we now dream! endean2
  • Score: 28

2:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SimmyB says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
mattymashup wrote:
I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season...
Hope Troy stays too. Ikpeazu? He will have to impress to get ahead of Troy, Matej, Fessi, Ranegie plus the other youngsters Mensah etc, who will be under the same pressure and competition. Think the Pozzos will send him out on loan again so he gets game time. It is hard to see him on the bench ahead of the other strikers except in the early rounds of the League Cup But never say never if scores regularly and plays well for the youth/ reserve teams.
I can see Uche going out on loan again tbh which I think may be for the best, even in the short term. He needs to get fit first and is injured at the moment I believe. It'll come good ;)
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattymashup[/bold] wrote: I want him to stay too...I also want to see ikpeazu get a run in the team this season...[/p][/quote]Hope Troy stays too. Ikpeazu? He will have to impress to get ahead of Troy, Matej, Fessi, Ranegie plus the other youngsters Mensah etc, who will be under the same pressure and competition. Think the Pozzos will send him out on loan again so he gets game time. It is hard to see him on the bench ahead of the other strikers except in the early rounds of the League Cup But never say never if scores regularly and plays well for the youth/ reserve teams.[/p][/quote]I can see Uche going out on loan again tbh which I think may be for the best, even in the short term. He needs to get fit first and is injured at the moment I believe. It'll come good ;) SimmyB
  • Score: 4

3:39pm Fri 11 Jul 14

andyhooked says...

I admire Troy. I want him to stay. Not endean2 as the captain. This is not Troy's strength let him do what he is best at. Running hard, working hard for the team and banging in goals.
I admire Troy. I want him to stay. Not endean2 as the captain. This is not Troy's strength let him do what he is best at. Running hard, working hard for the team and banging in goals. andyhooked
  • Score: 9

4:19pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Scullion says...

Ill drink to that Dani Boy.......keeping Troy is the best bit of business the club can do this season...he has heart and guts. I sense looking at Twitter and Insta he is a huge influence off the field...... a sense of humour ( OK Brummie humuor but thats OK !) and the passion the team needs......Pozzos will decide whats best and we trust them to do the right thing
Ill drink to that Dani Boy.......keeping Troy is the best bit of business the club can do this season...he has heart and guts. I sense looking at Twitter and Insta he is a huge influence off the field...... a sense of humour ( OK Brummie humuor but thats OK !) and the passion the team needs......Pozzos will decide whats best and we trust them to do the right thing Scullion
  • Score: 5

4:20pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Abbotshorn says...

Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation
Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation Abbotshorn
  • Score: -2

5:20pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SimmyB says...

Abbotshorn wrote:
Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation
He's not been too bad on there I didnt think. He's knuckling down now I suspect as they are due home this week I think. It looks like he's working that hard he's knackered by the end of the day
[quote][p][bold]Abbotshorn[/bold] wrote: Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation[/p][/quote]He's not been too bad on there I didnt think. He's knuckling down now I suspect as they are due home this week I think. It looks like he's working that hard he's knackered by the end of the day SimmyB
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Fri 11 Jul 14

soulfulhornet says...

Abbotshorn wrote:
Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation
Troy's position is clear according to his interview with the WO. He is happy to stay, but if a Prem club meets the valuation that Watford have placed on him, then he will look at it. Then who knows?

That valuation might have changed since the McCormack transfer. Troy's position might change too, especially when he considers the quality of our signings. No one can doubt that the club, Gino Pozzo and family are committed to a serious promotion push.

Daniel's comment recognizes the value, Deeney brings to the team.

I disagree re the captaincy I think Troy thrives with the responsibility and it is clear fromthe comment so do the rest of the team.

If not Troy who should be captain. The realistic candidates are:

Almen - prefer him to concentrate on running the game and being the provider.
Tozser - not sure having a loanee as captain is a good idea, though his 2 year tenure means it is a quasi full transfer.
Angella - leads by example like a Rio Ferdinand.
Is theer any one else? Probably not.
[quote][p][bold]Abbotshorn[/bold] wrote: Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation[/p][/quote]Troy's position is clear according to his interview with the WO. He is happy to stay, but if a Prem club meets the valuation that Watford have placed on him, then he will look at it. Then who knows? That valuation might have changed since the McCormack transfer. Troy's position might change too, especially when he considers the quality of our signings. No one can doubt that the club, Gino Pozzo and family are committed to a serious promotion push. Daniel's comment recognizes the value, Deeney brings to the team. I disagree re the captaincy I think Troy thrives with the responsibility and it is clear fromthe comment so do the rest of the team. If not Troy who should be captain. The realistic candidates are: Almen - prefer him to concentrate on running the game and being the provider. Tozser - not sure having a loanee as captain is a good idea, though his 2 year tenure means it is a quasi full transfer. Angella - leads by example like a Rio Ferdinand. Is theer any one else? Probably not. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 2

7:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

soulfulhornet says...

Abbotshorn wrote:
Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation
Troy's position is clear according to his interview with the WO. He is happy to stay, but if a Prem club meets the valuation that Watford have placed on him, then he will look at it. Then who knows?

That valuation might have changed since the McCormack transfer. Troy's position might change too, especially when he considers the quality of our signings. No one can doubt that the club, Gino Pozzo and family are committed to a serious promotion push.

Daniel's comment recognizes the value, Deeney brings to the team.

I disagree re the captaincy I think Troy thrives with the responsibility and it is clear fromthe comment so do the rest of the team.

If not Troy who should be captain. The realistic candidates are:

Almen - prefer him to concentrate on running the game and being the provider.
Tozser - not sure having a loanee as captain is a good idea, though his 2 year tenure means it is a quasi full transfer.
Angella - leads by example like a Rio Ferdinand.
Is theer any one else? Probably not.
[quote][p][bold]Abbotshorn[/bold] wrote: Troy has been very quiet on twitter, which is not like him. i hope he doesnt spring something on us, i am too nervous about this situation[/p][/quote]Troy's position is clear according to his interview with the WO. He is happy to stay, but if a Prem club meets the valuation that Watford have placed on him, then he will look at it. Then who knows? That valuation might have changed since the McCormack transfer. Troy's position might change too, especially when he considers the quality of our signings. No one can doubt that the club, Gino Pozzo and family are committed to a serious promotion push. Daniel's comment recognizes the value, Deeney brings to the team. I disagree re the captaincy I think Troy thrives with the responsibility and it is clear fromthe comment so do the rest of the team. If not Troy who should be captain. The realistic candidates are: Almen - prefer him to concentrate on running the game and being the provider. Tozser - not sure having a loanee as captain is a good idea, though his 2 year tenure means it is a quasi full transfer. Angella - leads by example like a Rio Ferdinand. Is theer any one else? Probably not. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

8:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

PozzoHornet says...

Still don't know why everyone is clamouring for Ikpeazu to be played. He's just the same as any of the other youngsters. I know we want Mensah and O'Nien etc. to play but everyone is always asking for Ikpeazu. Give him time. If Troy stays, Ranegie will leave which opens the door for Ikpeazu should any of Troy, Vydra or Fessi get injured (which they probably will at some point).
Still don't know why everyone is clamouring for Ikpeazu to be played. He's just the same as any of the other youngsters. I know we want Mensah and O'Nien etc. to play but everyone is always asking for Ikpeazu. Give him time. If Troy stays, Ranegie will leave which opens the door for Ikpeazu should any of Troy, Vydra or Fessi get injured (which they probably will at some point). PozzoHornet
  • Score: 1

9:51pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SimmoWFC83 says...

Roll on the 9th august when Troy leads us out at the Vic and gets us off to a flier!!! We'll all be thinking what were we worried about! You 'orrrrrnnnnnnsssss!
Roll on the 9th august when Troy leads us out at the Vic and gets us off to a flier!!! We'll all be thinking what were we worried about! You 'orrrrrnnnnnnsssss! SimmoWFC83
  • Score: 3

2:45pm Sat 12 Jul 14

mattymashup says...

PozzoHornet wrote:
Still don't know why everyone is clamouring for Ikpeazu to be played. He's just the same as any of the other youngsters. I know we want Mensah and O'Nien etc. to play but everyone is always asking for Ikpeazu. Give him time. If Troy stays, Ranegie will leave which opens the door for Ikpeazu should any of Troy, Vydra or Fessi get injured (which they probably will at some point).
I saw ikpeazu play in our friendly against borehamwood last season and he absolutely destroyed them, he was powerful, pacey, dribbled well and showed a keen eye for goal....for someone so young to have such a presence in the match both vocally and visbly demonstrates to me he will be a future star for us.
I wouldn't send him on loan I would have him floating around the first team squad and bench and throw him on every now and then for either an impact sub or as an occasional starter.
He did very well for crewe last season.
I personally think he has more about him than mensah and jakubiak from what I saw of the three of them together.
That's my reasons for wanting to see him get a run a la john barnes!
[quote][p][bold]PozzoHornet[/bold] wrote: Still don't know why everyone is clamouring for Ikpeazu to be played. He's just the same as any of the other youngsters. I know we want Mensah and O'Nien etc. to play but everyone is always asking for Ikpeazu. Give him time. If Troy stays, Ranegie will leave which opens the door for Ikpeazu should any of Troy, Vydra or Fessi get injured (which they probably will at some point).[/p][/quote]I saw ikpeazu play in our friendly against borehamwood last season and he absolutely destroyed them, he was powerful, pacey, dribbled well and showed a keen eye for goal....for someone so young to have such a presence in the match both vocally and visbly demonstrates to me he will be a future star for us. I wouldn't send him on loan I would have him floating around the first team squad and bench and throw him on every now and then for either an impact sub or as an occasional starter. He did very well for crewe last season. I personally think he has more about him than mensah and jakubiak from what I saw of the three of them together. That's my reasons for wanting to see him get a run a la john barnes! mattymashup
  • Score: 1

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