£21 million deal for Watford's Troy Deeney would be excellent business for West Brom

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 Watford hitman is a reported transfer target for West Bromwich Albion.

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Baggies boss Alan Pardew has made no secret of his desire to bolster his ranks at the Hawthorns this month, with his side currently sitting in 19th position in the Premier League table, three points adrift of safety.

One particular area where Pardew will want to strengthen is his forward department, with his side's lack of Premier League goals proving to be detrimental to their hopes of climbing the table,

According to the Sun (print edition, page 60, January 28th 2018), West Brom are close to addressing that problem, and are on the verge of signing Hornets hitman Troy Deeney, for a fee thought to be worth in the region of £21 million.

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

And for that price, in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market, West Brom could be about to secure an excellent piece of business.

The 29-year-old forward would be a fantastic focal point for the Baggies, from which they could build their attacks.

Deeney is a strong, powerful target man, who creates space for others with his tireless runs into the channels, and his ability to hold the ball up with aplomb.

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.

The experienced hitman is no slouch in front of goal either. He has scored 102 goals in 295 career league appearances for Watford.

He would surely strike up a formidable partnership with Jay Rodriguez, if he does in fact move to the Hawthorns, and for £21 million, in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market, it could be argued that the Baggies are on the verge of securing themselves a bargain.

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