Aston Villa have sights on Watford goal ace Troy Deeney

Villa were today among several clubs interested in signing Watford hot-shot Troy Deeney when the striker’s contract expires in the summer.

Troy Deeney battles with Man City defender Joleon Lescott
Troy Deeney battles with Man City defender Joleon Lescott

It is believed Villa boss Paul Lambert has targeted the 24-year-old to increase his striking options with a degree of uncertainty over the long-term futures of Darren Bent and Christian Benteke.

Deeney had been locked in negotiations with promotion-chasing Watford over a new contract but has yet to agree terms at Vicarage Road.

Brummie Deeney has already indicated to friends in the West Midlands that he would be open to a move back to the club that released him as a 15-year-old trainee.

Deeney, who was with Walsall between 2006 and 2010 and also had a spell on loan at non-league Halesowen Town, has netted 12 times in 24 matches for Watford in the Championship.

Meanwhile, Lambert has refused to rule out a new contract for crocked defender Richard Dunne, who has yet to feature under Lambert after three groin operations.

Lambert said: “I think first and foremost we need to get the guy back fit as quickly as we can.

“Richard Dunne will not need to prove himself. I know what he can do.”

Comments for: "Aston Villa have sights on Watford goal ace Troy Deeney"

john rainbow

we have got to stop being a selling club,for everyone else to benefit

john rainbow

we have got to stop being a selling club,im sick of us being in a position where we have good players,only for other clubs to say,we will have him

chris langton

Don't worry John your not selling him, he's going for free in the summer!

Chris

He will opt for premiership football - so will stay at Watford!

Lewis

He's got a blues tattoo on his leg so I doubt he'll be off to play for the Villa

Andy

He is a good championship player, but premiership quality? No