Arsenal target Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins’ time at Villa Park could soon end as a whole host of clubs are lining up to sign him. The reports in England suggested that Arsenal are targeting Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins.

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Aston Villa spent 34 million euros to sign the England international from Brentford in the summer of 2020. The 27-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2025.

The striker has found the back of the net on nine occasions and picked up four assists in 26 matches this season across various competitions.

The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in England. As a member of England national football team, Watkins won seven caps and he scored two goals.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Premier League’s big clubs.

Mikel Arteta is eager to add a striker to the squad. He wants an experienced player that can be a leader on and off the pitch for him. He sees Watkins as the perfect addition to his attack.

The Arsenal manager wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

The former Brentford man is a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal and can also create some promising opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net. He would provide a good variety to Arsenal’s attack.

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According to the report, “Arsenal are keeping tabs on Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins. Watkins is a target for Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window. Journalist Steve Kay tweeted: “Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins is one of the strikers that Arsenal have been keeping a close eye on as a possible summer signing according to sources.” Arteta is a massive admirer of the England International, who recently praised the forward in the away win against Villa.”

The Gunners will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Aston Villa to the negotiating table. Arsenal have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Aston Villa is eager to keep the striker beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.

Good signing for Arsenal?

Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.

A striker of Ollie Watkins’ ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit at Emirates Stadium.

It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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Would Ollie Watkins be a good signing for Arsenal?

Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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