Leicester's £20m bid for Troy Deeney could have impact on Walsall and West Brom

By Luke Hatfield | Walsall FC | Published:

Walsall fans are keeping their fingers crossed for a major cash windfall after Leicester made another move to sign Troy Deeney – although West Brom fans may not be quite as happy.

Troy Deeney's likely departure from Watford could have an impact on West Brom and Walsall.

The Foxes have reportedly offered £20million for the Watford striker, who is also wanted by Albion boss Tony Pulis.

Watford have turned down Leicester’s opening bid but the 2015/16 champions are expected to go back in for the 29-year-old after making him their next transfer priority.

Walsall sold Deeney to the Hornets for £500,000 in 2010 in a deal that also entitles them to 20 per cent of any profit.

That means a deal in excess of £20m for the front man could earn the Saddlers more than £4m.

Deeney has a £25m release clause in his contract but Watford are adamant that – because of Walsall's sell-on fee – this is, in essence, a £30m release clause.

Pulis has made Deeney his top strike target for the summer, but has already signed versatile forward Jay Rodriguez from Southampton in a deal potentially rising to £15m.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield Town have signed former Albion target Steve Mounie for a club-record £11.5m.

Mounie was one of several strike options the Baggies were tracking at the start of the summer.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Digital Sports Journalist based in Wolverhampton working on the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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