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22nd May, 2017 | 2:44pm

Reliable journalist delivers verdict after betting suspended on Leeds signing PL 28-year-old

By Amir Mir

Watford striker Troy Deeney is unlikely to make a sensational summer transfer to Leeds, according to a reliable journalist.

Leading bookmaker Sky Bet had suspended betting on the 28-year-old Premier League forward moving to Yorkshire alongside their Championship rivals Birmingham City.

However, Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Hay dismissed the possibility of Deeney moving to Elland Road when a fan asked about the speculation surrounding the striker.

“Seems thoroughly implausible,” Hay wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Birmingham-born Deeney has a strong record in the Championship, scoring 77 goals in 205 matches, which helped his current side earn promotion to the Premier League in 2015.

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Deeney’s current deal at Vicarage Road is due to expire in 2021, with the powerful forward being a regular member of the Hornet’s squad this term.

He played 37 league matches, finding the back of the net on ten occasions as he was left on the bench for his three of Watford’s last four league games.

Football Insider verdict:

Leeds signing Deeney would be a very good capture because of the experience and quality he can bring to the side. He is proven in the Championship and has a decent record in the top tier. There is no doubt that he would guarantee at least 15 goals for the Whites and add that much-needed strength to the Leeds squad. However, there could be the argument of how Deeney would fit in alongside the club’s key player in Chris Wood who is not a too dissimilar player to Deeney. All of that added up with the big price Watford could ask for one of their key players could make it very difficult for the Whites to sign him up in the summer. 

In other Leeds transfer news, fans have reacted to the dramatic drop in odds of Garry Monk joining Premier League club. 

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