Sheffield United should consider signing Watford captain, Troy Deeney.
That’s according to Talksport pundit, Tony Cascarino, who thinks that Deeney would be a good fit for the Blades.
“I was thinking of Sheffield United, maybe,” Cascarino said when asked who should sign the striker. “They love a leader of the line, challenge (Oli) McBurnie.
“Billy Sharp’s obviously played lower league football, but has also done a fantastic job for Sheffield United – like (David) McGoldrick.
“He comes with a huge wage as well. Apparently his money would see off Sheffield United.”
Deeney recently told The Sun he can still make an impact in the Premier League, after admitting he’s not sure if he’ll leave Vicarage Road in the current transfer window.
The piece adds that Tottenham Hotspur and newly promoted West Bromwich Albion are apparently interested in the 32-year-old.
Should the Blades look at Troy Deeney?
Chris Wilder is thought to be in the market for at least one new forward. Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster has been linked with a loan move, but it’s now believed he’ll be kept at Anfield until at least January.
Despite a knee injury limiting him to 27 league appearances last season, Deeney did show good form with 10 goals. Albeit five of those were scored from the penalty spot.
Deeney has plenty of top flight experience now, even though he came up through the divisions, scoring 47 times in 163 Premier League games.
With just a year left to run on his current contract, the attacker himself says he’d be available for around £300,000.
Deeney is also a good target man, with the Blades favouring long balls. No team in the top tier of English football played more than Wilder’s side in 2019/20.
Plus, Deeney’s famous no-nonsense and hardworking attitude would suit the squad culture at Bramall Lane excellently.
As Cascarino says, though, wages would be an issue. According to Spotrac, Deeney is among the Hornets’ top earners on £65,000-a-week.
That would be too much for United, so unless he’s willing to take a pay cut a deal wouldn’t be possible.