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Watford front man being targeted by West Ham

West Ham begin round two in finding their striker

Watford v Hull City - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Troy Deeney is being looked at by West Ham United according to the Daily Mirror. Deeney, Watford’s captain, netted 13 goals last year for the hornets, and largely considered the heart and soul of the squad.

This past summer Leicester attempted to peel Deeney away and initiated a bid valued at £20 million. Watford turned down the number and placed a £30 million value on Troy Deeney. Let me repeat that...

Thirty million... for Troy Deeney. He did have some fancy highlights last year...

That’s what the Premier League has come to folks. Deeney, at 28, has shown no desire to leave his current club. The inflated evaluation can probably be explained by Watfords nonexistent sense of urgency.

You know what this move would remind me of? Newcastle grasping for air and paying £12 million for Jonjo Shelvey. What a difference that made. I’m a fan of Watford’s quick attack and I enjoy watching them play. Do I think Deeney could make an impact playing alongside Andre Ayew or Diafra Sakho? Absolutely. Does West Ham United pay £30 million for him? Not a chance.

But that does leave us with a larger question. Where do we stand with our strikers? Can we trust Zaza, Carroll, Ayew, or even Sakho? Perhaps give Fletcher our full commitment and let him develop? Many questions need to be answered before January’s transfer window. Hopefully the next few weeks can provide some answers.