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Tottenham offered veteran striker in loan deal as Harry Kane cover
Tottenham have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney in a surprise deal.
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’s is heart breaking 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 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.
Norwich full-back Max Aarons has admitted that his future is out of his hands amid reports he is a target for Bayern Munich.
Aarons was one of Norwichs better performers in 2019-20, despite their return to the Premier League ending in an immediate relegation.
Tottenham are reportedly in the hunt for Aarons, who only made his senior debut in 2018. Spurs failed to replace Kieran Trippier last summer, meaning they still have room for another right-back.
However, Bayern Munich have come in strongly in the race for Aarons. Reports in Germany claim the Bundesliga giants are aiming to sign him for 20m.
The full-back has now responded to talk of a move but he did little to increase Spurs hopes of signing him. Read more…
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