The summer transfer window is still a two months away from officially opening up. However, that does not often stop clubs for making offers to buy players from other clubs.
The latest reports in England suggest that Liverpool are considering a move for Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins.
The England international only joined Aston Villa from Brentford in 2020 for 30.8 million euros and his contract runs to June 2025.
The striker has banged in 14 goals and provided 3 assists in 33 matches for Aston Villa this term on all fronts.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in England. Watkins has also scored one goal in one game for his country.
The England international will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Aston Villa this term.
Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new striker and Watkins is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Aston Villa striker and Liverpool could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Reds will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The England international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Liverpool are eyeing Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins. Watkins has been impressive for Villa this season, playing his way into the England squad and making is debut earlier this month. Football Insider says his form has brought him to the attention of Liverpool chiefs. Liverpool’s scouts are scanning the market for a striker who fits into Jürgen Klopp’s style of play. And Watkins is considered an option with his speed, his determination and ability to handle a high pace game. Significantly, Watkins struck a hat-trick against Liverpool when Villa won 7-2 earlier this season.”
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The Reds have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the England international.
Ollie Watkins ideal fit for Liverpool?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Liverpool.
Given Ollie Watkins’ talent and potential, he would be a very good signing for Liverpool in the long run.
The 25-year-old has all the skillset required to be a success story at Liverpool. Therefore, it makes sense for Jürgen Klopp to step up his attempts to bring the England striker to Premier League side.
Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool are willing to pay the asking price for Watkins.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.