Some Spurs fans on social media are convinced that Ollie Watkins would serve as a great understudy to Harry Kane and have pleaded with Daniel Levy to buy the Brentford striker.
The Bees’ loss to Fulham in the playoff final against Fulham has condemned them to another season in the wilderness of the Championship.
Thomas Frank’s side have won many admirers with their free-flowing style of football this season, with their attacking trio of Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo proving handful for defences to handle all season.
With Brentford’s failure to win promotion to the Premier League comes the risk that their stars will get picked off by bigger clubs this summer.
Benrahma has already been linked with a move to Tottenham (Daily Star) but some Spurs fans believe that Watkins is the one that the Lilywhites need more than the attacking midfielder.
Some Spurs fans believe that a move for the Brentford star would be a no-brainer at the reported price.
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) August 5, 2020
Someone from Spurs should be screaming at Levy Ollie Watkins
— Wesley (@WesleyKhalifa) August 5, 2020
With Brentford missing out on promotion, it’s time we go for Ollie Watkins and his alleged £18m release clause [@domfifield]
⚽️ 25 league goals
🏴 Home Grown
🍴Hungry competition for Kane
👥 Versatile (can play Inside Forward)
— Touchline Hotspur ⚪️ (@Spurs_Touchline) August 5, 2020
Spurs. Sign watkins for 18mil. Please
— Rob (@THFCrw) August 5, 2020
Much rather than Deeney or Wilson, that’s for sure.
— soerenpaul (@Rundfunk_West) August 6, 2020
Ollie Watkins is the most obvious striker target. £18m release clause, homegrown, 24, fits the profile in terms of being a CF that can also play wide (was converted from a winger), rounded skillset. He scored ten goals for the previous two seasons playing wide, 25 this season.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) August 5, 2020
Rather Watkins as back up ST don’t need more wingers tbh
— James (@JimSpurs90) August 6, 2020
Same thoughts! Although I would prefer Ollie Watkins to Saïd Benrahma though. Both have done well for Brentford last season.
— Everything Spurs (@EverythingSpur3) August 6, 2020
Think I would prefer Watkins as we need a back-up striker to Kane.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) August 5, 2020
Valued at a minimum of £25m each, I still think Ollie Watkins would be a really good move for Spurs. £25m would be still be a great price for the exciting English forward.
— 𝗢𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿 (@FootballOllie) August 5, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
We have seen many times in the past that strikers can sometimes be prolific in the Championship but fail to make the step up to the Premier League. So I am always sceptical when it comes to signing goalscorers from the Championship, particularly someone in the age bracket of Watkins, who cannot be considered young anymore. I would prefer a tried and tested option like Callum Wilson, who is guaranteed to get goals in the Premier League.