Could Everton revisit Troy Deeney interest as striker search drags on?

Everton manager Ronald Koeman at a press conference at Goodison Park on July 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton have been linked with the Watford captain on-and-off for the past 12 months.

Recent transfer links suggest Everton are looking for a certain type of striker to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Olivier Giroud, Christian Benteke and Nikola Kalinic are some of the names said to feature on Ronald Koeman's wishlist, as he seeks to fill the 6ft 3ins gap left by the Belgian.

But with Giroud seemingly staying at Arsenal, Benteke Crystal Palace's only fit striker and Kalinic in talks to join AC Milan, Everton may need to look elsewhere as the transfer deadline approaches.

One player whose name hasn't been mentioned of late is that of Watford captain Troy Deeney, who has been linked on-and-off with a move to Goodison Park throughout the past year.

A dejected Troy Deeney of Watford applauds the home fans following their team's 1-0 defeat during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on May 1, 2017 in...Troy Deeney of Watford

So could Everton revisit their interest in the 29-year-old? HITC Sport takes a look.

Is he available?

Much has been said about Deeney's future leading up to the new season, although Watford boss Marco Silva admitted recently that the Brummie striker remains an important part of his plans. Having said that, the Hornets have just splashed out £18 million on Burnley's Andre Gray, and may be open to allowing Deeney to leave - albeit at the right price.

Would he come to Everton?

It's difficult to think of a reason why not. The Toffees' summer spending spree has eliminated any doubt about their ambition, and makes Goodison Park an exciting place for anyone to play their football this season. At 29, it's perhaps now or never for Deeney if he's to play for a truly big club, like Everton.

Any drawbacks?

A £30 million transfer fee has previously been mooted (The Telegraph), and Everton may feel they can get better value elsewhere - most likely overseas. In addition, his top flight strike rate of slightly less than one-in-three doesn't quite stack up to Lukaku's (slightly less than one-in-two).

Could (and should) Everton revisit their interest in the Watford striker?

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