Watford Boss Javi Gracia Unsure if Troy Deeney Will Stay at the Club

Watford Head Coach Javi Gracia has cast doubt over the future of Hornets captain Troy Deeney.
Recently appointed Watford Head Coach Javi Gracia has cast doubt over the future of Hornets captain Troy Deeney, admitting that he 'doesn't know' whether the Birmingham-born striker will remain with the Vicarage Road club.

29-year-old Deeney, who has made over three-hundred first-team appearances since he joined the Hornets from Walsall in 2010, is understood to be open to a move away from the Hertfordshire club should the right offer come along.

Gracia, speaking ahead of his side's Emirates FA Cup - Fourth Round clash with Southampton, admitted he has other areas of his new role to focus on as technical director Filippo Giraldi oversees transfer dealings, he said; "I don’t know what happens with player’s situations. Maybe one of them will go out. Maybe others go in. I don’t know. But I said the truth. I don’t know anything else about this situation.

"I don’t have time to prepare my job the best way. I don’t waste my time in other things. There are many other people in the club, you can ask them. Troy Deeney didn’t train this week because he was ill and I don’t know what will happen in his future. I tell you again, there are other people working on these situations and I focus on my job."

Walsall, who signed signed Deeney in 2006, have an active sell-on clause of around 20% and - if the reported fee of £20,000,000 is achieved - could collect around £4m of much needed funds.

Deeney has been linked with a move to several clubs over recent seasons but is understood to be high on the list of candidates drawn up by recently-appointed West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew, as he seeks to make his mark on his new side.
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