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TOTTENHAM are considering a shock one-year loan deal to land Watford striker Troy Deeney, according to reports.

The veteran striker is considering leaving Vicarage Road this summer following the club's relegation to the Championship.

2Troy Deeney could be heading to Spurs on a season-long loanCredit: Reuters

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is also in the market for a new striker as back-up for frontman Harry Kane.

His attack has been left threadbare after sanctioning Troy Parrott's loan move to Millwall.

Following Watford's relegation, 32-year-old Deeney hinted of a possible move away after ten years at the North London club.

He said: "I honestly don't know if this is going to be my last game at Watford or in the Premier League.

“If I do ultimately stop playing for Watford as of now I've had a great run.

“Things happen in football. I have been here 10 years.

“If it is my time to go, it is my time to go.”

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are understood to have made contact with Watford as they consider their options.

A move to Spurs would certainly tempt Deeney especially because of their fierce rivalry with Arsenal.

The outspoken forward and the Gunners have their own bitter relationship following comments he made in 2017 when he claimed they lacked cojones.

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And last year he even told 5live: “Everyone knows me and Arsenal don’t get on too well."

Deeney scored 133 goals in 398 matches for the Hornets but played the final matches of the latest campaign with a knee injury.

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is also an option although the Cherries will not want to lose him on the cheap.

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Arsenal stars Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka overtake Aubameyang and Lacazette to sell MOST shirts from official store

ARSENAL star Kieran Tierney has been revealed as the player who has had the most shirts sold on the club's website.

The Scottish defender has overtaken captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the most popular name for fans to have on the back of the new Gunners strip.

2Kieran Tierney has been revealed as Arsenal's most popular name for fans to have on the back of the club's new kitCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2The Scottish defender's No.3 strip has outsold club captain Pierre-Emerick AubameyangCredit: Getty Images - Getty

The 23-year-old has established himself as a huge fan favourite following his £25million move from Celtic last summer.

Tierney endured a difficult first few months in London due to injuries but has been a huge success since the Premier League's restart.

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He was named Arsenal's Player of the Month for June by fans who also tipped him as a future Gunners captain.

Tierney was hailed for his down to earth nature after he was pictured carrying his gear in a Tesco bag before playing Sheffield United.

His No.3 strip is the most popular choice since the 2020/21 kit release last month, but starlet Bukayo Saka is surprisingly the second-best seller so far.

The versatile academy graduate enjoyed a stunning breakthrough campaign at Arsenal as he notched 11 goals and four assists.

The 18-year-old had worn the No.77 shirt but has now been handed the prestigious No.7 jersey previously worn by Robert Pires and Alexis Sanchez.

And that is enough to see Saka's kit shift more than FA Cup final hero Aubameyang in third.

The 31-year-old's two goals helped his side see of Chelsea to win the silverware but doubts remain over his long-term future.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is desperate for Aubameyang to stay, but some fans may be erring on the side of caution in terms of shirt sales in case he doesn't.

The Gabon superstar's strike partner Alexandre Lacazette is pushed down to fourth, with his future also a source of speculation.

Arsenal's early shirt sales

Figures taken from club's website at time of writing

  • Kieran Tierney
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Alexandre Lacazette
  • Hector Bellerin
  • Nicolas Pepe
  • Bernd Leno
  • Gabriel Martinelli
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Granit Xhaka
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    Hector Bellerin is fifth, just ahead of record signing Nicolas Pepe, keeper Bernd Leno and teenage starlet Gabriel Martinelli.

    Despite fans not expecting to see Mesut Ozil play much football in Arsenal's new kit next season, the club's highest paid star is in the top ten.

    The German superstar still has a proven name value and is ninth for shirt sales with Granit Xhaka rounding off the club's most popular names.

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