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Ollie Watkins to sign for Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins to sign for Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins to sign for Aston Villa

Watkins makes Villa transfer
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Aston Villa have secured a major coup in the signing of Brentford attacker Ollie Watkins in a deal worth a reported £33 million. The Villains have moved swiftly to snap up Watkins, beating the likes of West Ham to the coveted forward's signature.

The 24-year-old will move for an initial fee of £28 million, with a further £5 million in performance-related addons. The striker has been a revelation in the Championship in recent seasons, so it comes as no surprise that a Premier League team have decided to make the move.

After Aston Villa missed out on Callum Wilson, the Birmingham-based club opted to snap up Watkins as the player is considered by the club to have buckets of unrealised potential at the highest level.

Last season the striker scored an impressive 25 goals in the Championship and had been scouted by a number of top teams, including Chelsea and Man Utd's scouting team at one point.

The player has put pen to paper on a five year deal at Villa Park.