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Man Utd planning shock move for 16-goal striker?

Man Utd planning shock move for 16-goal striker?

Ollie Watkins news

Watkins to Man Utd?

Manchester United are reportedly planning a surprise approach to sign Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins this summer.

The Red Devils are determined to bolster their centre-forward department and they are looking at different options.

Harry Kane was initially the prime target, but he is no longer on their radar due to the hefty £100m asking price.

It is now reported by The Athletic that United are looking for a 'no risk' solution under manager Erik ten Hag.

With Kane no longer a target, the club have shifted their focus to Watkins, who netted 16 goals in the past season.

The ex-Brentford man was in superb form during the second half of the season as Villa finished seventh in the table.

Villa are already in talks over a new contract with the 27-year-old, but United could test their resolve with an offer.

In our opinion, it may take at least £50m for the Midlands outfit to consider his exit during the ongoing transfer window.