The West Brom manager found the £30m price tag Watford placed on their former captain last summer to be too expensive for his tastes but the arrival of Marco Silva as Hornets manager has seen Deeney fall from grace.
Last season’s top scorer with 10 Premier League goals, he has yet to make a Premier League start this season as Watford have risen to 5th place. It seems Deeney’s time in Hertfordshire is coming to an end and Pulis makes no secret of his admiration for the hard-workiing striker.
The Baggies boss admitted he is an “admirer from a distance” and there is a vacancy for a centre forward at the club. Despite bringing in six new players last summer, Pulis declared he is “desperate to bring a No.9 in” and has the funds to do so.
Watford signed Andre Gray from Burnley for a club-record £18.5m in August but the Hornets are still struggling for goals, finding the net just nine times in their first ten games. That damning statistic may yet find Deeney remaining at Vicarage Road.
With goals at a premium, are Watford in a position to sell off a proven goalscorer?