As word gets out that Watford have rejected Leicester’s £20m Troy Deeney bid, here is a selection of the very best jokes.
There were just as many people expressing amazement at Leicester offering £20m for Deeney as there were at Watford rejecting it, although Walsall’s contractual entitlement to 25% of any fee over £500k might help explain that.
The Hornets forward enjoyed a decent campaign on a personal level, scoring 15 goals in all competitions and laying on many more for strike partner Odion Ighalo.
No one however would have thought that he’d be earmarked as Jamie Vardy’s successor and playing in next season’s Champions League – hence all these jokes as Watford rejected Leicester’s £20m Troy Deeney bid:
Trying to work out how Leicester think Troy Deeney is worth £20m pic.twitter.com/MoGa1rTVZC
— TheSportsHangout (@Sports_Hangout) June 9, 2016
Watford reject Leicester £20M offer for Troy Deeney pic.twitter.com/R00FBlE6dy
— FIFACareerGems (@FIFACareerGems) June 9, 2016
For me, Watford turning down £20m for Troy Deeney was football's most shocking moment since the time Leicester bid £20m for Troy Deeney.
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) June 9, 2016
Watford valuing Troy Deeney at closer to £30 Million after rejecting a £15 Million bid from Leicester… pic.twitter.com/4qZqqHyi8l
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 9, 2016
I feel uncomfortable living in a world where Troy Deeney is valued at 20million..
— Lo (@Loreanzo_) June 9, 2016
Not going to lie, I never thought I’d ever witness the Premier League champions getting a bid for Troy Deeney rejected.
— Tom Coast (@thcoast) June 9, 2016
If Leicester spend £20m on Troy Deeney they deserve 10-0 humiliations in every CL game and relegation
— Lon Ghi Man (@Longyman) June 9, 2016
Troy Deeney for £20m? Haha if he was named Troya Deeja and he was from spain and played for real oviedo he'd be worth £1.5m
— S. (@lmaosimon) June 9, 2016
Troy Deeney is decent. But £20m? Football has gone mad. I must be worth at least £2k then, even with shin splints.
— Spion Klopp (@Jay_78_) June 9, 2016
— Football Burp (@FootballBurp) June 9, 2016
When I saw that Troy Deeney was the top trend, I feared the worst.
Who is he?
— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) June 9, 2016
@DaftLimmy world class footballer. Scored 78 goals last year for walford in eastenders.
— Rab kilday (@kilday_r) June 9, 2016
@DaftLimmy he's that fella off the Simpsons. Hi I'm troy Deene you may remember me from such twitter trends as… etc etc
— Jack (@KingBromeliad) June 9, 2016