Monday 20 November 2017

Pulis hails Deeney

Watford’s Troy Deeney. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire
Watford’s Troy Deeney. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

West Brom boss Tony Pulis admits any possible bid for Troy Deeney is likely to fail.

The Baggies chief stopped short of denying interest in the striker but conceded Watford will want to keep their captain.

Leicester had three bids rejected by Watford last summer - the third rising to £25million - before Deeney signed a five-year contract at Vicarage Road last July.

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has dismissed reports of West Brom's interest in the 28-year-old and - ahead of their trip to the Hornets tonight - Pulis expects him to stay.

"I don't think they'd want to sell him anyway," he said. "I've got a lot of time for Troy, he's come through the lower leagues and it's brilliant to see him in the Premier League. But he's a Watford player, and I'll show Watford respect."

Deeney and centre-back Sebastian Prodl are set to return for Watford in tonight's clash.

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