Stewart Robson believes Everton will sign Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney of Watford is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton have been linked with Troy Deeney this week.

Troy Deeney of Watford reacts after the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Stewart Robson has told ESPN that he believes Everton will sign Troy Deeney in January.

ESPN reported this week that Everton boss Sam Allardyce is interested in the Watford striker, who has started just three Premier League games under Marco Silva this season.

The 29-year-old striker is the sort of physical presence up front that Allardyce loves in a forward, and asked on ESPN whether it'll be a hit or a miss for him, Robson suggested it will happen.

Troy Deeney of Watford is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

He said: "It would suit Sam Allardyce because he's a big player and hasn't got a great deal of pace. He's good in the air and will back into centre-halves, making it difficult.

"Long term I don't think it's a good move, but short term, with Sam Allardyce's style of play, I'll go with a hit."

Deeney, who has scored twice in 10 league appearances this season, wouldn't offer a huge deal in regards to goals and that is precisely what Everton need in Janaury - a goalscorer.

Troy Deeney of Watford prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England.

Stoke, in 13th, have only scored one less goal than the Toffees' haul of 19 in 15 matches which, for a side that spent £150 million in the summer, isn't a brilliant return by any means.

Deeney is valued at around £10 million according to Transfermarkt and it's probably a bit too much to pay for a player who is more a professional nuisance than a goalscorer.

Deeney has 25 goals in 85 top-flight games overall.

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