Well I’m not quite sure where this one came from, but today Aston Villa have thoroughly unexpectedly announced the capture of Brentford talent Ollie Watkins.
Villa haven’t been linked with the 24-year-old versatile striker all summer, so with a haul of 26 goals to his name as the Griffin Park outfit narrowly lost out on promotion to the Premier League themselves via the Wembley route, I doubt anyone saw this coming.
"I'm buzzing that it's done now and I can't wait to get going." 🔥
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— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 9, 2020
Highly rated Watkins comes into B6 on a five year deal and although some may quibble with the reported £33million deal given his lack of top flight experience, hopefully he’ll be a key cog in our top line moving forward as we all know the aim of the game this season – show marked improvement and stay away from that relegation battle.
I imagine most will quietly be quite optimistic about his chances of success and just like Cash, it seems he has his head screwed on.
“I am so excited to join Aston Villa and to reunite with Dean Smith as my Head Coach. I cannot wait to wear the famous claret and blue in the Premier League. I want to do something special here and score some goals.”
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Smith was understandably delighted himself.
“Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country and we are looking forward to seeing him show his great qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. He is a hugely determined character who has both the ability and personality to succeed at the highest level.”
Welcome to the club Ollie, make the most of it and now we play the ‘who next’ game.