Aston Villa on the verge of making Ollie Watkins their record signing after agreeing £28m deal for Brentford’s star striker
- Brentford striker Ollie Watkins is ready to change into Aston Villa’s record signing
- Villa have agreed an preliminary £28million deal for the 24-year-old attacker
- The Bees man scored 26 objectives in all competitions as a striker final season
- Watkins has attracted curiosity from a bunch of different Premier League golf equipment
The ahead educated with the Championship club on Tuesday morning however phrases have since been agreed and he was anticipated to journey to the Midlands for a medical.
Villa boss Dean Smith was in cost of the Bees after they signed Watkins from Exeter in 2017 and made him his prime goal in assault when Brentford had been overwhelmed by Fulham in the play-off closing.
Aston Villa are set to make Ollie Watkins their record signing after agreeing £28million deal
Smith has been determined to signal a striker ever since Brazilian ahead Wesley sustained a severe knee damage at Burnley on New Year’s Day.
Mbwana Samatta was signed from Genk for £8.5m that January, however the Tanzanian ahead managed solely two objectives in the second half of the marketing campaign.
Last season Watkins established himself as one of the most spectacular forwards exterior the Premier League with 26 objectives to assist Brentford end third in the second tier – though they had been unable to finish the job in the play-offs.
His departure would characterize an enormous revenue for the west London membership, who purchased him for about £2million.
The Brentford man scored 26 objectives in all competitions as a striker final season
Villa have needed to transfer on after lacking out on Callum Wilson to rivals Newcastle
Watkins may function in vast areas, which might be an enormous bonus to Smith who has been trying to revitalise his entrance line.
After lacking out on Callum Wilson, who joined Newcastle, Villa have turned their attentions to his former Bournemouth team-mate Joshua King, and they’re additionally conserving a detailed eye on Liverpool teenager Rhian Brewster.
Like Watkins, Brewster has by no means performed in the Premier League however the 20-year-old made an enormous impression on mortgage at Swansea final time period, scoring 11 objectives in 22 appearances in all competitions throughout the second half of the marketing campaign.
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