Tottenham Hotspur are engaged on plan to try to lure Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins to the capital subsequent summer time, in accordance with a report in Spain.
Watkins has been an enormous hit at Villa Park since his transfer from Brentford in September. Dean Smith paid an preliminary payment of £28m, rising to £33m for the 25-year-old.
A number of eyebrows had been raised on the cash that Villa paid for the Torquay-born No. 9, however Smith’s religion has been repaid.
Watkins has scored 16 objectives and grabbed 5 assists in 44 video games for the Villans and a variety of golf equipment have taken discover of his progress.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a confirmed admirer of Watkins and confirmed again in April his liking for the striker.
“Ollie is a extremely, actually gifted striker,” Klopp stated.
“Clearly the supervisor knew him from earlier than and it was a extremely good signing. The entire Brentford attacking line was distinctive within the Championship season earlier than.
“In order that fits rather well, he’s bodily sturdy so he can maintain the ball. He can soar excessive, he’s very quick – that’s a superb package deal. No one has to remind me how good he’s.”
Now although, according to Fichajes, Spurs are taking a look at Watkins with a view to creating a summer time supply.
Sporting director Fabio Paratici is in search of one other centre ahead. They solely have Harry Kane for the time being and the England man’s long-term future is way from assured.
Kane was trying to manoeuvre a transfer to Manchester Metropolis in the summertime, however ending up staying at Spurs, saying: “I might be staying at Tottenham this summer time…”
It was hardly a convincing final result for Daniel Levy and there are rumours Kane will look to depart once more subsequent summer time if Spurs fail to hit silverware once more.
Watkins scored v Tottenham
If he does go away then Spurs’ want will turn out to be better. And one of many names on Paratici and Levy’s listing is Watkins.
A “profile that matches completely with the sporting plan that the group has within the brief and long run”.
The supply additionally counsel that Spurs have been attracted by “battering ram” Watkins by his “mobility and skill to generate areas”
The most recent hypothesis from Spain additionally matches with stories from Might.
In accordance with The Sun, Spurs had Watkins and Danny Ings, who sarcastically went to Villa from Southampton, on their radar to interchange Kane.
That was simply days after Watkins had scored in opposition to Spurs in a 2-1 Villa win on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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