Burnley signing this veteran Championship star would be a useful attacking boost for Dyche


Why Troy Deeney would be a fantastic addition for Burnley

According to The Shields Gazette, Watford star Troy Deeney has been linked with a move to Burnley. It would give him a chance to return to the Premier League and play under his former manager Sean Dyche. Watford were relegated last season and are currently playing in the Championship.


Troy Deeney started his professional career with Wallsall in League One before joining Watford in the summer of 2010 and the Birmingham-born hitman has spent the past decade at Vicarage Road, establishing himself as a cult hero among the club faithful.

The 32-year-old bagged 77 goals in 205 appearances for the Hornets in the Championship earlier in his career, including a 21-goal campaign in 2014-15 as Watford secured promotion to the Premier League.

Deeney eventually went on to carve out a big reputation for himself as a powerful centre-forward in the English top-flight, registering 47 goals and 21 assists in 163 outings.

Troy Deeney of Watford thanks the fans after the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Wembley Stadium, London, England on the 24th April 2016.

Deeney was one of the few Watford players to come away with some genuine credit from the club’s ignominious relegation campaign in the PL last term, having scored 10 goals in 27 appearances despite struggling with injuries.

Deeney would add quality to the Burnley attack

Burnley making a move to sign Troy Deeney would make sense for a number of reasons. A bonafide goalscorer at the Premier League level, it is a no-brainer that the 32-year-old has the experience and the pedigree to add more depth and firepower to the Clarets’ striking ranks.

Furthermore, the potential arrival of Deeney would also hand a boost to Sean Dyche’s squad. Widely regarded as one of the best target-man strikers in English football, Deeney could provide a likely upgrade on the likes of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

Watford v Brentford EFL Sky Bet Championship 15/12/2020. Goal 1-0 Troy Deeney 9 of Watford scores a goal from the penalty spot and celebrates during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Brentford at Vicarage Road, Watford, England on 15 December 2020.

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Troy Deeney still has a couple of good years left in him at the Premier League level and Burnley should fancy their chances of nabbing him, with the 32-year-old having about 6 months remaining on his contract.

He fits the bill as an excellent short-term fix at Turf Moor for a wide variety of reasons and Burnley will definitely look more daunting with Deeney operating up top.