Watford striker Troy Deeney believes there is no reason why Wolves could not be a future destination for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Deeney said the move for five-time Ballon d’Or winner “would work” based on Wolves’ connection with Portugal, as rumours about the Juventus forward’s future continue to circulate.

While Wolves’ manager Nuno Espirito Santo is Portuguese, the first-team squad also includes several players from the country.

Speaking to talkSport about the stunning move, Deeney said: “I would more look at a club like Wolves with the Portugal connection – that would work."

He added: “Wolves are creating something there with the players they have and are really going to push for the top six in the next couple of years.

“The Portugal connection, as I said, is so positive too. If they’re trying to go to that next level that’s the kind of player you need to get.

“If he was available I’d be surprised if there wasn’t a top ten side trying to sign him in the Premier League.

“If he went to America and joined LA Galaxy we’d say that’s a bit strange.”

Deeney added that whoever signs Ronaldo “is going to get an unbelievable talent, probably up there with the top five players of all time who have played the game”.

He added: “Whoever gets him is going to get a great specimen, a great leader and also all the coverage that comes with that.

“There’s so many business reasons as to why you’d take him, as well as football.”