Leeds United fans send messages to Troy Deeney urging him to sign

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...

Leeds have money to spend after selling Chris Wood - but is a move for Watford striker too ambitious?

Leeds United fans have been optimistically urging Watford striker Troy Deeney to become the club's big summer signing.

The Whites are searching for a replacement for Chris Wood, who was sold to Burnley for £15 million.

Deeney has a strong track record in the Championship and would be an outstanding signing for Leeds if they could manage it - although the deal may be beyond the club's grasp.

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...

The striker netted 21 goals to get Watford promoted in 2014/15, and has netted 25 goals across two seasons for the Hornets since.

Watford have recently moved to sign forwards Andre Gray and Stefano Okaka, and have begun the season well without Deeney, who has missed the opening two games with injury - but he could feature in the EFL Cup this evening against Bristol City/

Bet365 suggested Deeney as an ideal option for the Whites, while fans have been sending the striker messages on Twitter urging him to sign.

Leeds fans backed this suggestion.

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Deeney of Watford scores his sides second goal as Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion attempts to stop him during the Premier League match between Watford and West Bromwich Albion at...

Deeney has some affection for Leeds, telling the Watford Observer previously that playing against the club was special due to the fact his dad was a fan of the club.

Even with £15 million at their disposal, investing the whole lot might not be enough to tempt Watford into selling the club captain - who may not be ready to step down into the Championship either.

The Mirror reported earlier this summer that a £20 million bid by Leicester City was rejected by the Hornets.

Unless Andre Gray's arrival has convinced them he is suddenly expendable and Deeney is swayed by the Leeds challenge, the desperate attempts of fans to try and talk up a move are likely to be fruitless.

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