Leeds United fans want the club to sign Troy Deeney from Watford in the January transfer window, according to posts on social networking site Twitter.
The 29-year-old is a senior figure in the current Watford team and started 31 Premier League matches last season, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists in the process.
So far this season, the striker has started only three Premier League matches for the Hornets, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.
Deeney is a very good striker who is physical, works hard and knows the Championship well, and some Leeds fans want him signed up in January.
Troy Deeney: "when I play against arsenal I whack someone early to see who wants it" get this man to #lufc— Leo (@DirtyLeedsLeo) October 15, 2017
Would love to see Troy Deeney at Leeds, seems a very humble guy and he’d definitely ‘get’ Leeds #lufc— Matthew Beedle (@Matthew_Beedle) October 14, 2017
Given Deeney’s long association with Watford, it is going to be hard for any club to convince him to leave Vicarage Road.
However, as the following post on Twitter suggests, the striker’s father was a Leeds fan, and the former Walsall star will know all about the Elland Road outfit.
@leedslovingdaz my dad was a Leeds fan so always kept an interest on the club, just find it weird they would sell to another champ team?— Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) September 1, 2014
While Leeds may not be able to afford Deeney on a permanent contract or convince him that his long-term future lies at Elland Road, they could try to land him on loan in January until the end of the season in their quest to finish in the top six of the Championship, given that they need a striker and the 29-year-old is not guaranteed a place in the Watford starting lineup.