West Brom bid for Troy Deeney would fail admits Tony Pulis

Phillip Butler
April 4, 2017

And when asked about a link with the Watford talisman, the West Brom manager refused to be drawn on the subject, but admitted the Hornets would be unlikely to part with their captain willfully.

Younes Kaboul will miss out due to a hamstring injury and the former Tottenham man is expected to be replaced by Sebastian Prodl.

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"He didn't play on Saturday and they won and played very well".

"Watford will again be without Christian Kabasele and Ben Watson as they continue their rehabilitation in light training, as well as long-term absentees Mauro Zarate and Roberto Pereyra".

Watford have scored a higher share of their Premier League goals in the opening fifteen minutes of games than any other side (24%, eight of 34 goals); the second highest share is West Brom on 21% (8 of 39 goals).

Leicester had three bids rejected by Watford last summer - the third rising to £25million - before Deeney signed a five-year contract at Vicarage Road last July.

Pulis added: "It will be a different game than the last two we've played but that's what the Premier League is about, coming up against different systems and different strengths". He would be the first Hornets player to score in four consecutive home Premier League games. Ten weeks from the end of the season I am not thinking about that [transfers]. They had a very, very big result against Sunderland at the weekend, as it looked like they were struggling at one point, and now they're back into the top half of the table.

West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis insists that Watford would not sell Troy Deeney, even if the Baggies decided to make a bid for him. I will speak to various people about who is going to play.

Tony Pulis' side are enjoying a fine season as their recent 0-0 draw at Manchester United left them on 44 points in eighth place.

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