Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has been nominated for the PFA Fans Player of the Year award [Aston Villa FC Official].
Making an instant impact in his debut Premier League season, the 25-year-old notched an impressive 16 goals and five assists in 40 appearances [Transfermarkt], eventually helping the Villains to a commendable 11th placed finish under Dean Smith.
A member of Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man England EURO 2020 squad, the former Brentford man was unfortunate not to make the final cut considering his exploits [Evening Standard].
Further adding to the adulation, he has now been nominated alongside Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Patrick Bamford, Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes respectively for the prestigious award [Leeds United].
No doubt buzzing with these developments, loads of Aston Villa diehards took to social media as they revel in their hero’s recognition.
Villa Fans react:
Replying to the Aston Villa FC Official Twitter outlet, here is what some fans had to say following the nomination:
“Who deserves it more? A quite brilliant first season in the Premier League”
“Just think Ollie is being mentioned in the same conversations as De Bruyne, Kane and Salah. Villa are on the up”
“What a signing”
“Click the link and vote for Watkins!“
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