Betting: Newcastle listed as joint 4/1 favourites to sign Watford's Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney of Watford runs off the pitch after being sent off during the Premier League match between Watford and Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road on December 16, 2017 in Watford,...

Everton are reportedly leading the race to sign the Watford man, but the bookies think Newcastle United are also in with a shout.

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...

Popular bookmakers BETVICTOR have installed the Magpies as joint 4/1 favourites in the race to sign Hornets hitman Troy Deeney.

The 29-year-old's future with Watford remains uncertain, with rumours linking him with an exit from Vicarage Road refusing to go away.

Everton are leading the race to sign the striker, according to the Guardian, with Sam Allardyce looking for a more physical presence through the middle.

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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.

Interestingly enough, that is exactly what Rafa Benitez is looking for at Newcastle, and SkyBET list the Toon as joint 4/1 favourites in the race to sign Deeney.

The Watford man hasn't exactly been prolific for Marco Silva's side this season, scoring just two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions thus far, but it is his overall game, and the manner in which he brings others into play that impresses most about his game.

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

The 29-year-old would be the ideal strike partner for Dwight Gayle, and could potentially form a lethal little and large partnership with the Magpies forward.

With the January transfer window now open for business, this will be one for Newcastle fans to keep a close eye on.

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