According to an update by journalist John Percy in The Telegraph, via @villareport, Brentford want £28m for striker Ollie Watkins and talks are ‘ongoing’ with Aston Villa over a potential dea, but some supporters are definitely not happy with his price tag.
Watkins, who bagged a head-turning 26 goals in all competitions for the Bees last season, is seen as a priority target by Villa as they look to reinforce their attacking competitions ahead of a busy 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
Should Villa walk away from the table for Ollie Watkins?
Yes, £28m far too much
No, need to invest
Starting in just under a fortnight, the club have little time to sign a potential talisman who can help the club to stave off relegation for the second season running, but the price for Watkins in particular is a heavy £28m.
A fee arguably over the odds for a Championship player, some supporters have been blasting the asking price regardless of his ‘amazing‘ ability – prompting many of them to voice their concerns over the ‘ridiculous’ update – here’s what these fans had to say:
— villareport (@villareport) September 2, 2020
it would be daylight robbery if we pay that
— luke 🌹 (@luke1874_) September 2, 2020
Yikes. The fee seems to go up £1m a day.
— Kevin Hughes (@KevHughesie) September 2, 2020
ridiculous that, could get edouard for about that much
— oliver🤠 (@tales0fsanfran) September 2, 2020
Time to fully walk away. Let them keep an unhappy player.
— J__T__T (@AVFC__J__T__T) September 2, 2020
Walk away Villa, good player but not worth that amount. UTV !!
— Colin Jaynes (@jaynerca) September 2, 2020
44 million for him and Cash. That’s way over the top.
— Villadub (@Villadub1) September 2, 2020
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