Many Aston Villa fans have reacted to a claim made by The Athletic’s Gregg Evans, who said that Brentford striker Ollie Watkins remains top of Dean Smith’s striker wish-list.
The Bees forward has been in excellent form over the last 12 months for the Championship side, netting 25 goals and supplying three assists in 46 appearances during the 2019/20 season.
After missing out on the chance to gain promotion to the Premier League following defeat to Fulham in the play-off final, the 24-year-old is now subject to interest from Villa.
🌟GK with PL experience preferred; a couple of targets identified; Cillessen (Valencia) may also come into contention.
🌟Midfield – Weston McKennie now on the radar
🌟Striker – Watkins top of the list.
— Gregg Evans (@greggevans40) August 20, 2020
Villa, who struggled to find a regular goalscorer last term apart from Jack Grealish, are now seemingly in the market for a new forward, and many fans have reacted to the claim which was shared by Twitter account @villareport.
Here is a selection of the feedback from the Aston Villa faithful:
Why can’t we just pay the money and get the Watkins deal done as a priority, don’t want to risk losing out.
— Nicola Adams (@Villanikki) August 20, 2020
Take all 3😍
— KenzieD (@MackenzieDeery) August 20, 2020
What happened to them saying they wanted premiership experience throughout, not just a keeper?
— Mark Coley (@019Dudley) August 20, 2020
We need a winger so bad
— TI Comboed (@ComboedOW) August 20, 2020
Not sure it’s enough to get us away from the relegation zone!……..
— lloydy (@lloydy20120) August 20, 2020
— FI SJ10 (@FI_SJ10) August 20, 2020
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