English premier league Champions Leicester City are hoping to beef up their squad in preparation for life in the UEFA Champions league next season, and the club is hoping to bring Deeney to the King Power stadium.
It is believed that Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is not planning to replace Jamie Vardy with the Watford man but to complement the striker who scored 24-goals in the league last season. This news could come as good news to Emirate Faithfull’s in pursuit for Jamie Vardy who Arsenal are interested in signing to compliment Oliver Giroud.
Press Association Sport understands Watford is determined to keep their captain and have told Leicester City he is not for sale. It will be remembered that Deeney, 27, signed a five-year contract last summer, is understood to be happy at Watford with the club dismissing the foxes recent offer.
Surprise Premier League Champions Leicester City had an offer for the services of Deeney two years ago rejected by Watford as they prepare for promotion. The foxes went on to win the Premier league by 10 points last season.
Champions Leicester City is waiting for Jamie Vardy to decide on joining Arsenal after the Gunners activated his release clause last week. Report has it that the premier league champion has made a counter offer to Vardy but has failed to match Arsenal’s deal.
The English International is currently preparing for Euro 2016 with the English National team, and it is believed that a decision will be made after the Euro’s. The Watford captain was signed from Walsall in 2010. He has scored 96 goals in 263 games for the Hornets.
The question to ask now is, with Leicester City said to have reached an agreement to sign Ahmed Musa from Russia, why then do they need Deeney? When they already have Okakzaki, Ulloa and Vardy himself. Maybe because they know Vardy is going to Arsenal?