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Deeney scored 13 goals for Watford in an impressive campaign .

Tottenham considering bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney

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Mauricio Pochettino needs to accept that until Spurs actually sign a striker, they are going to be linked with anyone and everyone. 

Michy Batshuayi and Alexandre Lacazette are dominating the speculation, while Shane Long has also emerged as a surprise candidate to be Harry Kane's back-up (they probably didn't put it in those words, admittedly). 

Long is at least at Pochettino's old club, Southampton, but The Sun have now thrown another shock name into the mix.

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Surprise contender 

Watford's Troy Deeney is not believed to be Spurs' main target, but according to the newspaper, he is one of a number of options they are considering. 

The 27-year-old may well be on the move after criticising Watford for sacking Quique Sanchez Flores, who was removed near the end of the season despite keeping the Hornets up and guiding them to an FA Cup semi-final. 

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It's also hard to see him turning down a move to a top-four club.

At least that's what he gets out of the deal.

Spurs fans, meanwhile, may be concerned that he is not of the kind of quality they should be looking at now that they have a Champions League campaign to look forward to.

Team player 

However, he has shown his ability this season by linking up well with Odion Ighalo, which raises the question of what he would be capable of alongside Harry Kane and Spurs' other creative players. 

He scored 13 goals this season just gone, but perhaps more importantly, he also provided 7 assists in the Premier League, which means he could complement Kane well as that is one of the few areas of the England man's game that needs a little work. 

Spurs are somewhat limited in their striking options because any potential signings know that Kane is the main man. If Deeney is happy to play a supporting role, though, he could do well at Spurs - even if the rumours have raised a few eyebrows.

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