In response to journalist Dean Jones, the summer transfer season may even see Leeds United and Everton compete for Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins.
If Villa are genuinely wanting to trade the striker, as revealed by Football Insider this month, Watkins is likely to be offered to Leeds, Everton, and Crystal Palace in the approaching days, the well-known and highly respected journalist has told GiveMeSport.
Watkins, who would cost Villa £28 million in transfer fees in September 2020, is reportedly involved in signing with Leeds, in keeping with CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs on Twitter over the weekend (BBC Sport).
Jones told GiveMeSPORT over the weekend: “What would occur in a situation like that is, typically, intermediaries start targeting obvious clubs when a player is made to feel like they don’t have much of a future.
“So, if that’s the case with Watkins prefer it’s been reported, then I might expect Leeds, Crystal Palace, and Everton to even be offered his services in the following week or so simply to gauge how much interest there may be on the market.”
Ollie Watkins must be signed by Leeds United or Everton in the event that they are offered the Aston Villa striker.
The 26-year-old is a really expert striker who contributed two assists to Villa’s victory over Everton last weekend within the Premier League.
Leeds’ top scorer, Patrick Bamford, might use the assistance of an up-front substitute.
In his 74 Premier League games thus far, Watkins has 25 goals and 13 key opportunities created.