Sky Sports have now reported that Aston Villa are close to agreeing a club-record deal for Ollie Watkins from Championship side Brentford.
The fee is said to be in the region of £28m, plus a potential extra £5m in add-on payments, a total that would surpass Villa’s previous record signing of £22m.
Despite this, the report does add that other clubs remain interested in the striker, who looks set to leave Brentford after the club’s failed promotion fight last season.
A new striker is said to be at the top of Aston Villa’s transfer wish list this summer, while Football London’s Alasdair Gold recently reported that Tottenham’s full focus is to now bring in a new front man.
The Express and Star reported earlier this week that Tottenham were set to battle Aston Villa for Watkins this summer.
Watkins netted 26 goals in 50 appearances for the Bees last season, while boasting a total of 85 career goals (Wikipedia).
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