Ollie Watkins enjoyed another excellent night on Monday, scoring two goals as Brentford beat local rivals Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Loftus Road (BBC Sport).
Will Sheffield United avoid the drop?
The 23-year-old has been outstanding this season, and his brace against the R’s took his overall goals tally to 10 in just 14 Championship appearances (via WhoScored).
It would be fair to say that he has shouldered the goalscoring responsibilities at Griffin Park following the departure of Neal Maupay to Brighton. Indeed, he is now the second highest scorer in the second tier with only Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic having bagged more with 11 (via BBC Sport).
Watkins’ performances are thought to be attracting admiring glances from the Premier League, with Sheffield United said to be one club potentially interested in signing him in January (via The Sun).
And after watching his excellent display against QPR, it seems that several Blades supporters would like their club to sign the forward in the winter transfer window.
Whilst Chris Wilder’s side have made a solid start to life in the Premier League, the one area they do perhaps need to improve upon is scoring goals. They have managed just nine in their opening 10 matches (BBC Sport), with only Lys Mousset having netted on more than one occasion (BBC Sport).
Here is what some Blades supporters said about potentially adding Watkins to their ranks in January…
Ollie Watkins has to be the priority in january
— Ross Gregory (@ross_sufc) October 28, 2019
Wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Ollie watkins is at United come the end of January #sufc
— Jon Davies (@1JonDavies1988) October 28, 2019
Champioship players worth trying for in January, Bowen at Hull, Watkins at Brentford, Eze at QPR, anymore?
— Maddog1889⚔ (@Maddog1889) October 28, 2019
Can’t help but admire the way Brentford play, but only when it’s legit football without the need to cheat to get the 3 points. QPR missed Hugill up top tonight. Eze & Watkins are talents I’d love to see at Blades #QPRBRE
— Ben Liggins (@benliggins) October 28, 2019
On current form I’d swap Robinson for Watkins
— Peter Nelson (@peterlnelson04) October 28, 2019
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Ollie Watkins is getting snapped up in January.
— Billy (@sufcBilly) October 28, 2019