Report: Spurs target Watford striker Troy Deeney, believe he could become cult hero

Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the third goal for Watford

Tottenham are reportedly pursuing Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Watford's Troy Deeney shootsWatford's Troy Deeney shoots

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur have added Watford striker Troy Deeney to their list of striker targets for this summer - and even believe he could become a cult hero at White Hart Lane.

Spurs effectively ran Harry Kane into the ground this past season, and with manager Mauricio Pochettino looking to challenge in both the Premier League and the Champions League, another striker must be signed during the summer transfer window.

Troy Deeney celebrates after scoring the third goal for WatfordTroy Deeney celebrates after scoring for Watford

A host of goalscorers have already been linked with the club, and now a shock link to Watford centre forward Troy Deeney is emerging.

The Sun report that Tottenham have put Deeney on a list of strikers to target this summer, and could even move for Marseille's Michy Batshuayi as well as Deeney.

Watford's Troy Deeney in action with Liverpool's Lucas LeivaWatford's Troy Deeney in action with Liverpool's Lucas Leiva

The 27-year-old, formerly of Walsall, hit 15 goals in all competitions this past season, including 13 goals in his debut Premier League campaign. Yet, despite the goals, it's believed that it's Deeney's link-up play which has impressed Pochettino, after notching seven assists.

The report adds that Tottenham feel that Deeney could become a cult hero in North London, and whilst Leicester are also keen on signing the striker, Deeney lives just 20 minutes from Tottenham's training ground, and staying locally may be appealing too.

Troy Deeney scores the second goal for Watford from the penalty spotTroy Deeney scores for Watford from the penalty spot

It's unclear how much Watford would want for Deeney, but it's claimed that the striker is unhappy with the sacking of manager Quique Sanchez Flores, and the Hornets won't stand in his way if he receives an offer to play for Spurs in the Champions League.

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