West Bromwich Albion have suffered from lack of goals this season. The Baggies already had a pretty stupendous defensive department form the last season and considering their approach to the game, Tony Pulis brought in some attackers like Jay Rodriguez, but they have cut a sorry figure in this season so far.
Troy Deeney’s future at Watford has been tossed up a number of times and the Hornets’ captain’s place in the side is under huge danger following the arrival of Andre Gray and Richarlison.
Tony Pulis is known to be a keen admirer of the player and can revive his effort in the winter transfer window. Deeney is one of the longest-serving players at the Vicarage Road and is very popular among the fans.
But the atmosphere at the club has become a bit claustrophobic for him and it would be difficult for him to continue in this situation. Despite being given the chance to lead the team, the 29-year-old has started just one game this season and has fallen behind in the pecking order.
Andre Gray has taken his position in the team and it is very unlikely that Marco Silva would make a change in his tactics which has got them off to a solid start this season. The Hornets made a near perfect start to this season and Silva will hope that they continue their menace this season. Pulis recently expressed his admiration for the player and had a number of offers rejected for the Hornets frontman in the summer.
However, there is a chance West Brom might get their man as Deeney is currently surplus to requirements at the club and they might want to cash in on the player.
Deeney would be a perfect fit in Pulis’ plans. The Baggies like to defend deep and hit the opposition on the counter and Deeney is the man who can latch onto those opportunities to go for the final kill.
West Brom’s main strength has been set-piece movements and dead ball situations and the Watford man is very strong in the air which will be a huge plus point for the Baggies. Salomon Rondon and Hal Robson-Kanu haven’t done enough for the club to keep themselves in the hunt so it has become obligatory for Pulis to bring a new striker at the Hawthorns.
The manager is expected to go all out for the forward in January and it will be very interesting to see how they approach the Hornets.