Watford striker Troy Deeney has recently taken a swipe at the likes of Haller and Joelinton.
The experienced striker revealed that he still has a lot to offer at the Premier League level and he proved that by outperforming expensive recruits last season.
He said (h/t Chronicle): “I definitely still see myself as a Premier League striker. I scored double figures last season on one leg. Now I’m over my knee troubles. I’m back on two legs. I got ten in the league from 27 games, which was not a bad return. I know it includes penalties but Bruno Fernandes scores penalties as well at Man United. I’m not comparing myself to Fernandes but I’ve scored the opportunities presented to me. How many did Sebastien Haller get last year for West Ham? Six or seven. Or Joelinton for Newcastle? Two. Put it into context: these are £40million players and I only cost £300,000. My time’s not up. Physically or mentally, I wasn’t as fit as I needed to be last season but I learnt that I shouldn’t have pushed to play so many games and should have missed one to come back fitter for the next one.”
Watford have been relegated from the Premier League and Deeney has been linked with a move away from the club this summer. It will be interesting to see if he manages to return to the top flight in the coming weeks.
There is no doubt that Deeney could prove to be a superb addition for most midtable teams in the Premier League. His powerful presence will add a new dimension to a team’s attack. The Watford star is impressive in the air and he is very good at holding up the play as well.
A player of his calibre deserves to play in the Premier League next season and it remains to be seen if any of his suitors are willing to pay up for his services.