Fans react on Twitter as Everton reportedly eye January move for Premier League goal machine
By Will Butcher
Everton fans can’t make up their mind on Twitter after reports suggested manager Ronald Koeman will make a January swoop for Troy Deeney.
The Watford captain was the subject of a £25million offer from Premier League champions Leicester in the summer window as clubs circle for the 28-year-old.
The uncapped striker enjoyed a successful Premier League campaign last season after playing an integral part in the Hornets promotion to the top flight. He formed an impressive partnership with Idion Ighalo, as he found the net 15 times in all competitions.
Some Everton fans believe Deeney has the experience of the English game that would improve the team, while others are unconvinced he has the quality to be a fixture in the side.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I know I'll get shot down I think deeney could be a good signing because he would not be coming to us for ???????? and he is proven in the pl #EFC
— Gareth Davies (@Tweety_McTweety) September 11, 2016
Don't want to dwell for too long on thought of #EFC potentially spending 25m+ on 28-year-old Troy Deeney in January. Grim.
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) September 10, 2016
— Sean Jones (@srjwxm) September 10, 2016
Certainly would hope #EFC not in for Deeney, with the amount they rejected from Leicester earlier would take a ridiculous amount to get him
— IanWJC (@Ghedin1878) August 31, 2016
Deeney scores goals and works hard, would have him
— Dan (@dannpotts_) September 11, 2016
Imagine us actually paying over £30m for Troy Deeney.
— Michael De Asha (@MichaelDeAsha) September 11, 2016
Deeney ???? please god no!! Whatever happened to no bad news on a Sunday ????????
— Martin (@ToffeeWraps) September 11, 2016
The former Walsall attacker has now made 267 appearances for Watford since he joined in 2010 and scored an impressive 96 goals for the London club.
Deeney is off and running for the season after scoring his first goal on Saturday during his side’s impressive comeback against West Ham, which saw them triumph in a 4-2 win after being 2-0 down.
In other Everton news, Koeman has had his say on the Merseyside club’s transfer window.