Troy Deeney has been offered to Newcastle and West Brom as Watford prepare for life in the Championship by reshaping their squad and wage bill.
Deeney joined the Hornets in 2010 and has played almost 400 games for the club, but could leave this summer after 10 years in order to continue playing top-flight football.
West Brom have been offered the chance to sign Deeney ahead of the 2020/21 season according to the Daily Mail, and while head coach Slaven Bilic is said to be a fan, he is hesitant about increasing the age of his squad.
Now 32, Deeney wouldn't offer youth to the side and does not interest the Croatian as a result. West Brom were interested in signing striker Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers, but missed out following his confirmed move to Crystal Palace.
The Chronicle report that Newcastle are also one of a 'list' of Premier League sides who have been offered the Watford captain.
The chance to sign Deeney suddenly feels more of a possibility in Tyneside after Dwight Gayle suffered a knee injury in pre-season could miss the start of the season, meaning Andy Carroll is the only fit and available striker at the moment.
Newcastle had been monitoring Callum Wilson and Joshua King - both of Bournemouth - but high asking prices plus competition from a number of clubs make a deal unlikely for either. Deeney would be a more realistic option, but his wage demands again could scupper a deal from happening, with the report stating that he earns around £100,000 a week currently.
Both West Brom and Newcastle are desperate to add to their squads before the Premier League season kicks off on 12 September, but with Newcastle on limited funds after a proposed takeover fell through and West Brom missing out on Eze to Palace, options are being carefully assessed at both clubs.
Despite being 32, Deeney has scored 47 goals in 163 total Premier League appearances and would bring leadership and experience to any side.
Source : 90min