I met with a newish friend today. One I’ve known since the summer and have spent a lot of time chatting to, about all sorts of things.
Certainly enough time to gauge whether someone’s straight or not; in my experience, that is.
Anyway, this chap has very little interest in football (although when given the choice of Villa or Blues, he sided with Villa), hence it’s never really come up in conversation, final scores apart.
Until the name Troy Deeney came up, where my friend immediately says that he knows him and his mother (Emily?) very well.
So what did I garner from the conversation?
Well, first off, I got the story about his prison sentence. Apparently Troy was somewhat unlucky, in that he wasn’t really involved, but was more helping defend someone. Apparently the CCTV made things look worse than they were.
I personally took that one with a small pinch of salt, but there you go.
Anyway, more juicy info that was offered was that Deeney is currently earning around £3k a week.
And that quite recently, Villa offered him around £24-25k a week.
Which begs the question “So why haven’t we got him then?”.
Which is exactly the question my friend asked me, as he didn’t know either.
I thought it all quite strange until my friend told me that although Deeney was a Villa trainee, he is really a raving nose and has their badge on the back of one of his legs.
I know I read elsewhere that he scrounged all the complimentary tickets he could from his team-mates on Saturday and took loads of his family and friends down the shit.
I wonder if that’s why we didn’t get him in the window; ie, he’s unsure?
Or could it be we’ll get him in the summer as a replacement for either Weimann, Bent or Benteke?