Aston Villa have secured a major coup in the signing of Brentford attacker Ollie Watkins in a deal worth a reported £33 million. The Villains have moved swiftly to snap up Watkins, beating the likes of West Ham to the coveted forward’s signature.
The 24-year-old will move for an initial fee of £28 million, with a further £5 million in performance-related addons. The striker has been a revelation in the Championship in recent seasons, so it comes as no surprise that a Premier League team have decided to make the move.
The player has put pen to paper on a five year deal at Villa Park.