Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Troy Deeney rumours

Troy Deeney scores the second goal for Watford

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Troy Deeney of Watford.

Watford's Troy Deeney shootsWatford's Troy Deeney shoots

Speculation has mounted from The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing Watford striker Troy Deeney to White Hart Lane this summer.

The 27-year-old managed a 38-game Premier League campaign this past season, netting 13 times to help the Hornets preserve their top-flight status in surprisingly easy fashion after winning the promotion the previous year.

The Sun says that manager Mauricio Pochettino has identified the burly forward as the ideal candidate to cover red-hot Harry Kane next term in a report that was met with largely negative reaction from Tottenham fans.

Troy Deeney scores the third goal for WatfordTroy Deeney scores the third goal for Watford

Spurs were in the Premier League title race for so long last season and there is a sense that they are on the brink of becoming a very big club, meaning that links to players like Deeney may be slightly underwhelming.

Sunderland's Lamine Kone in action with Watford's Troy Deeney

Should the move materialise, it may be a sign that Deeney is not joining to further his career. Kane started all 38 Premier League games last term and won the Golden Boot with 25 goals.

Deeney, of course, has his uses, the but the truth is that he will most probably spend large portions of next season on the bench.

Tottenham's Harry KaneTottenham's Harry Kane

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