West Ham are lining up a bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney if they don’t manage to land Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, according to a report.
The Sun claim that manager David Moyes has no choice but to go in for a striker before the Wednesday transfer deadline after injuries to Andy Carroll, Marko Arnuatovic and Diafra Sakho.
It is claimed that Moyes is looking at Sturridge with a view to a loan-to-buy deal but could switch sights to Watford’s Troy Deeney if he’s not successful.
This is now Moyes’ priority after the club completed a loan deal for Joao Mario, with the midfielder being announced on Friday afternoon through the club’s official Twitter page.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 26, 2018
West Brom and Newcastle are also said to be monitoring Deeney, with his future unclear after being dropped by now sacked manager Marco Silva, and readying bids.
Deeney scored 10 goals in 37 league appearances for Watford this season but has only managed two from 15 so far in the 2017/18 campaign.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham fans are excited at the potential of Joao Mario. They weren’t be excited by the prospect of relying on goals from Troy Deeney for the second half of the season. Deeney is a trooper but he’s not going to set the world alight and is unlikely to get 10 goals for West Ham between now and the end of the season. That’s what the Hammers really need now and should look elsewhere.
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