Aston Villa signs Watkins in club-record deal

Aston Villa has broken their transfer record by signing Brentford striker, Ollie Watkins on a five-year deal. Villa is understood to have paid 28m pounds for Watkins surpassing the 22m pounds paid for Wesley who came from Club Brugge last year.


The 24-year old would reunite with Dean Smith who signed him for Brentford in 2017. “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,” Smith said.


“He is a hugely determined character who has both the ability and personality to succeed at the highest level,” he added.


Watkins expressed his excitement to joining Aston Villa and also reuniting with Dean Smith who would be his head coach again. Watkins scored 26 goals for Brentford in the 19/20 season as they narrowly missed out promotion to the Premier League losing to Fulham.