Jamie Vardy Deal Done? Club Releases Statement Over £20m Bid

Arsenal fans would be sad with the news that Watford have rejected a bid in excess of £15 million for club captain Troy Deeney. Accepting to Press Association Sport, Leicester want to sign the striker in anticipation that Jamie Vardy who has had his release clause activated with £20 million might leave. The Midland club view Deeney as a perfect addition to the club as his goals for the Hornets helped them secure their Premiership status last season.

Deeney has a four year contract with Watford after spending one year since signing a five-year contract last season. At 27, Deeney is in his prime and has blossomed at Watford, forming a deadly partnership with Nigerian Odion Ighalo. Deeney has scored 96 goals in 263 games for the Hornets including five in his last five games of last season as Watford finished the season on 13th.

This is not the first time Watford are rejecting a bid for the player from Leicester, as two years ago the Watford captain was almost close to joining Leicester before Watford rejected the deal. Leicester City see Deeney as the missing jigsaw in their team considering he would compliment goal-scoring machine Jamie Vardy if Leicester
manage to keep him at the club.

Vardy has told both Arsenal and Leicester that he would make a decision on his future after the Euro’s which ends in July. Leicester City have made an offer to Vardy which is close to the one made to him by Arsenal.

Deeney joined Watford from Walsall in 2010 for an excess of £650,000 after the Hornets made it to the Premier League last year. The Saddlers (Walsall) are due to receive additional fund if Deeney’s deal to Leicester City sails through as Leicester City signed a sell-on contract with the club before his leaving in 2010.