Tottenham offered relegated Watford captain Troy Deeney as cover for Harry Kane

Tottenham offered relegated Watford captain Troy Deeney as cover for Harry Kane after Troy Parrott’s Millwall loan

TOTTENHAM are considering a shock one-year loan deal to land Watford striker Troy Deeney, according to reports.

The veteran striker is considering leaving Vicarage Road this summer following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is also in the market for a new striker as back-up for frontman Harry Kane.

His attack has been left threadbare after sanctioning Troy Parrott’s loan move to Millwall.

Following Watford’s relegation, 32-year-old Deeney hinted of a possible move away after ten years at the North London club.

He said: “I honestly don’t know if this is going to be my last game at Watford or in the Premier League.

“If I do ultimately stop playing for Watford as of now I’ve had a great run.

“Things happen in football. I have been here 10 years.

“If it is my time to go, it is my time to go.”

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are understood to have made contact with Watford as they consider their options.

A move to Spurs would certainly tempt Deeney especially because of their fierce rivalry with Arsenal.

The outspoken forward and the Gunners have their own bitter relationship following comments he made in 2017 when he claimed they lacked cojones.

And last year he even told 5live: “Everyone knows me and Arsenal don’t get on too well.”

Deeney scored 133 goals in 398 matches for the Hornets but played the final matches of the latest campaign with a knee injury.

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is also an option although the Cherries will not want to lose him on the cheap.

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