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Leeds United Linked With A Shock Move For This Premier League Striker: Can Monk Pull This Off?

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Subhayan Dutta
Subhayan used to be the Featured Columnist at The 4th Official. Completely immersed in football and almost all other sports on planet.

In a shocking new rumour doing the rounds, Watford legend Troy Deeney is linked wth a move to Championship side Leeds United. Yes, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the player willing to take a demotion in his career and move to the lower-tier side, except that the bookies have tipped him with a move to Elland Road.

The Watford skipper has been a huge figure for the Hornets since joining them back in 2010. This season was surely not a smooth ride for the English forward as we saw the player having a rift with outgoing manager Walter Mazzarri, who even kept him on the bench in their final day’s humiliating loss against Manchester City, but moving to a Championship club would be blowing things out of proportion.

In what has been quite an underwhelming season for the Hornets, Deeney has been the club’s top scorer with 10 goals and four assists in the Premier League. Despite bringing in big names like Stefano Okaka, Isaac Success, Mauro Zarate, it is their seasoned forward who has held the mast firm for them. Although Skybet has reportedly deferred the betting with him being linked with Leeds United that got fans very excited, a move could have been fantastic for the historic club.

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Leeds United came dangerously close to securing a place in the playoffs under enigmatic manager Garry Monk as they finished seventh behind Fulham. A flurry of disappointing results in the ending few weeks of the season saw their dream break harshly.

However, Leeds are likely to build on the momentum of this season and continue with Monk remaining at the helm. The new owner, Andrea Radrizzani, who took over the historic club after acquiring the remaining 50 percent stake that was under the controversial Massimo Cellino so long, is looking at a major revamp at the club. He has decided to stick with the young manager a bit longer as he opted to extend his contract by 12 months.

It might also help the side in possibly retaining their star players, especially Chris Wood, who is now preyed upon by numerous Premier League clubs following his brilliant season. Any chance of Deeney joining them would have been a huge possibility if Leeds had managed the promotion to the top-flight, but now with Watford’s controversial manager leaving the club, any such chances look non-existent.

Anyway, the bookmaker is purportedly not forwarding any odds on the speculated move anymore either.

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