Report: Spurs keeping tabs on striker who scored 14 times in Premier League last season

Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham Hotspur are reported to still have Ollie Watkins on their list of potential attacking targets ahead of next season, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes.

The report claims that the North Londoners are already weighing up long-term options to bolster their forward line.

Fabio Paratici is said to be keeping tabs on Watkins, who left Brentford for Villa Park last summer for an initial £28million fee (BBC).

Watkins was linked with a move to Tottenham while he was still at the Bees (Football Insider), having scored 26 goals in the Championship during the 2019/20 campaign and followed it up with a respectable 14 goals during his first season in the Premier League.

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo is considering centre-forward candidates due to the possibility of Harry Kane departing the club at the end of the season and could still look to proceed with a move if the England skipper stays.

SpursWeb Opinion

Watkins is a decent striker and would have done well at Tottenham, and so would have Danny Ings, who is now a team-mate of the 25-year-old’s.  Despite the duo having a good record in front of goal, Tottenham’s problems start with the lack of creativity in the side with no direct replacement having been sought after Christian Eriksen’s departure.

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