Some West Ham United fans appear to love the idea of signing Watford captain Troy Deeney before Friday’s deadline.

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West Ham boss David Moyes has one of the smallest squads in the Premier League after allowing nine players to leave since the end of June,

The Hammers have signed just one new face, Vladimir Coufal.

But West Ham have been linked with a host of transfers from the Championship over the weekend.

Deals for the likes of Said Benrahma and Craig Dawson are reportedly close.

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The Hammers have also seen a bid rejected for Bournemouth striker Josh King (Sky Sports).

There has also been fresh speculation linking Moyes with a move for Hornets striker Deeney (Daily Star).

The burly 32-year-old forward has 170 goals in 545 career games.

For some Deeney may not the kind of stellar name West Ham fans expected to sign after leaving their beloved Upton Park for the London Stadium. Particularly in the latter stages of his career.

Indeed West Ham fans and Deeney have a strained relationship.

Deeney criticised West Ham and claimed they tried to ‘mug us off’ by showboating when the Hammers were beating the Hornets 2-0 back in 2016.

The outspoken striker did not hold back in his post match interview after Watford turned the game around to win 4-2 (BBC Sport).

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Striker savaged West Ham for trying to ‘mug’ Watford off and criticised Haller

Deeney has also celebrated goals in front of the West Ham fans since after receiving abuse from the terraces.

The forward also recently mocked £45million Hammers forward Sebastien Haller over his goal record since signing last summer (The Sun).

There are also concerns about fitness after Deeney’s struggles with a knee injury last season.

But despite all that, many West Ham fans believe Deeney would prove a very astute signing as back-up to Michail Antonio.

West Ham fans believe having another leader in the dressing room like Deeney would be hugely positive.

And they feel Deeney’s hustling, bustling style is more suited to the way Moyes likes his teams to operate than with their current Antonio alternative, Haller.

There are also plenty of fans who don’t want to see Deeney at West Ham. Some supporters simply do not like and do not rate the forward.

Others described it is a typical David Sullivan signing.

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Some West Ham fans love the idea of signing Deeney

Here are a selection of comments from Twitter about West Ham potentially signing Deeney.

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