Leicester City target Troy Deeney not currently considering handing in Watford transfer request

Troy Deeney. Picture: Action Images

Troy Deeney. Picture: Action Images

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Hornets striker Troy Deeney is not currently considering handing in a transfer request despite reports to the contrary, the Watford Observer understands.

Sky Sports reported on Saturday night that the 26-year-old was growing increasingly frustrated with the Golden Boys blocking a potential move to the Premier League and “he might be forced to hand in a transfer request”.

However, a source close to the player has today denied Deeney is currently considering handing in a transfer request in order to force through a move.

The source also denied Sky Sports’ claim that Deeney is upset with Watford technical director Gianluca Nani over an alleged agreement made last year to sell the striker this summer if the Hornets received a reasonable offer.

Sky Sports’ article claimed Leicester City had not made a third bid for Deeney after we reported on Saturday morning Watford had turned down an offer of £10m, which could have risen to £12m with add-ons, from the Foxes.

Like all players, Deeney wants to play in the Premier League but it has been said he has not let the rejected bids affect his behaviour around the training ground.

At the weekend we reported Watford will not sell Deeney this summer, unless they received an absurd offer for the striker.

Watford have rejected three bids from Leicester City for Deeney and offers Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City.

Norwich City and Everton have also expressed an interest.

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4:37pm Tue 19 Aug 14

corbindallas says...

Looks like some are trying to make a story from nothing in the media, Deeney has held himself very well through this so far and if he does move on which i hope not he deserves it with his performance, if a bid of 10 million comes and Deeney wants to move they should let him go.
Looks like some are trying to make a story from nothing in the media, Deeney has held himself very well through this so far and if he does move on which i hope not he deserves it with his performance, if a bid of 10 million comes and Deeney wants to move they should let him go. corbindallas
  • Score: 19

4:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Mike891740 says...

I am a realist and have been bracing myself for Deeney to leave all summer. However, I would be very very surprised if Deeney handed in a transfer request. This is based on his instagram and twitter activity - if you look at his latest twitter profile pic for example - him celebrating his most recent goal infront of jubilant fans does not strike me as a player that wants to leave the club. Nor did his tweet of a pic the other week which said something along the lines of 'money doesn't buy you happiness'. Based on these observations and my general impressions of him as a person, I think the only way Deeney will go in this window is if we receive a silly offer as the WO report suggests.
I am a realist and have been bracing myself for Deeney to leave all summer. However, I would be very very surprised if Deeney handed in a transfer request. This is based on his instagram and twitter activity - if you look at his latest twitter profile pic for example - him celebrating his most recent goal infront of jubilant fans does not strike me as a player that wants to leave the club. Nor did his tweet of a pic the other week which said something along the lines of 'money doesn't buy you happiness'. Based on these observations and my general impressions of him as a person, I think the only way Deeney will go in this window is if we receive a silly offer as the WO report suggests. Mike891740
  • Score: 33

4:52pm Tue 19 Aug 14

andyhooked says...

If we under perform and we do not look like automatic promotion contenders then I could see Troy move on to a struggling Prem side. Until then stay with us Troy and go when Beppe goes if we do not do the biz cos this is our best chance of going up.
If we under perform and we do not look like automatic promotion contenders then I could see Troy move on to a struggling Prem side. Until then stay with us Troy and go when Beppe goes if we do not do the biz cos this is our best chance of going up. andyhooked
  • Score: 12

5:28pm Tue 19 Aug 14

D.unstable says...

Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen.

I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship.

Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on.

If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean.
Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen. I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship. Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on. If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean. D.unstable
  • Score: 11

6:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Agent shirt stirring for commission?
Agent shirt stirring for commission? gloryhornet4
  • Score: -2

6:09pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mellow yellow says...

D.unstable wrote:
Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen.

I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship.

Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on.

If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean.
I saw this Sky article within minutes of it being published and it had dodge city written all over it. Firstly, it totally contradicts the Wobby story of the £10m bid, secondly pitches The offers for Deeney much lower than have been stated, and then dubiously quotes his dissatisfaction with Nani. It smells of crap writing for other favours. Most relevantly, not a single other news organisation has backed Sky's story. Vile hacks from snooze international can go do one...
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen. I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship. Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on. If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean.[/p][/quote]I saw this Sky article within minutes of it being published and it had dodge city written all over it. Firstly, it totally contradicts the Wobby story of the £10m bid, secondly pitches The offers for Deeney much lower than have been stated, and then dubiously quotes his dissatisfaction with Nani. It smells of crap writing for other favours. Most relevantly, not a single other news organisation has backed Sky's story. Vile hacks from snooze international can go do one... mellow yellow
  • Score: 16

6:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

shrodells67 says...

mellow yellow wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen.

I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship.

Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on.

If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean.
I saw this Sky article within minutes of it being published and it had dodge city written all over it. Firstly, it totally contradicts the Wobby story of the £10m bid, secondly pitches The offers for Deeney much lower than have been stated, and then dubiously quotes his dissatisfaction with Nani. It smells of crap writing for other favours. Most relevantly, not a single other news organisation has backed Sky's story. Vile hacks from snooze international can go do one...
As stated on the earlier thread, someone is telling porkies and I'm happy that it looks like it's Lie sports!
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: Worse case scenario is that he goes on transfer deadline day, regardless of what 'absurd' amount he goes for we will not have time to strengthen. I think we have some good potential waiting in the wings in Renegie and Ighalo, however neither can be regarded as proven in what is a tough Championship. Personally would want him to give it until January, if by then we are not challenging then move on. If we are not challenging come January I would suspect that a number of changes would have already been made, if you know what I mean.[/p][/quote]I saw this Sky article within minutes of it being published and it had dodge city written all over it. Firstly, it totally contradicts the Wobby story of the £10m bid, secondly pitches The offers for Deeney much lower than have been stated, and then dubiously quotes his dissatisfaction with Nani. It smells of crap writing for other favours. Most relevantly, not a single other news organisation has backed Sky's story. Vile hacks from snooze international can go do one...[/p][/quote]As stated on the earlier thread, someone is telling porkies and I'm happy that it looks like it's Lie sports! shrodells67
  • Score: 8

6:25pm Tue 19 Aug 14

ralear49 says...

andyhooked wrote:
If we under perform and we do not look like automatic promotion contenders then I could see Troy move on to a struggling Prem side. Until then stay with us Troy and go when Beppe goes if we do not do the biz cos this is our best chance of going up.
I got to see the Leicester and Burnley games over here (USA) and if Troy were indeed to go to one of the teams that wil struggle, he might well find himself going right back down again. The gap in class between the likes of Chelsea and the clubs who would afford Troy a starting place is immense. Like everyone here, I would hope to see him stay and lead WFC to a promotion place.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: If we under perform and we do not look like automatic promotion contenders then I could see Troy move on to a struggling Prem side. Until then stay with us Troy and go when Beppe goes if we do not do the biz cos this is our best chance of going up.[/p][/quote]I got to see the Leicester and Burnley games over here (USA) and if Troy were indeed to go to one of the teams that wil struggle, he might well find himself going right back down again. The gap in class between the likes of Chelsea and the clubs who would afford Troy a starting place is immense. Like everyone here, I would hope to see him stay and lead WFC to a promotion place. ralear49
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Tue 19 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

as an overseas hornet obviously dont see enough live games but is deeney heading into the blissset/barnes/moon
ey etc category if not already there? dont believe he wll leave in this window, prob all depends where we are come jan!!!!
as an overseas hornet obviously dont see enough live games but is deeney heading into the blissset/barnes/moon ey etc category if not already there? dont believe he wll leave in this window, prob all depends where we are come jan!!!! the jesterwestport
  • Score: 2

7:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

the jesterwestport says...

5 changes (1 obviously enforced) from last sat .time will tell
5 changes (1 obviously enforced) from last sat .time will tell the jesterwestport
  • Score: -1

12:49pm Wed 20 Aug 14

garston tony says...

Doesnt make sense, its already known that the club are willing to sell him but only for the right price. Putting in a transfer request will not mean the club are suddenly going to accept a bid for less than what they want.

Putting in a transfer request only works if the club doesnt want to sell a player which isnt the case here as they'll accept an offer that matches their valuation so either someone is making up porkies or the player and or his agent arent bright
Doesnt make sense, its already known that the club are willing to sell him but only for the right price. Putting in a transfer request will not mean the club are suddenly going to accept a bid for less than what they want. Putting in a transfer request only works if the club doesnt want to sell a player which isnt the case here as they'll accept an offer that matches their valuation so either someone is making up porkies or the player and or his agent arent bright garston tony
  • Score: 2

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