Liverpool are going to have to sign a striker this summer. The Reds are short of an out and out finisher up top. As a result a number of names are cropping up as potential targets. According to Goal, Liverpool like the look of Ollie Watkins at Aston Villa.
Ollie Watkins bio
Ollie Watkins came through the youth ranks at League Two club Exeter City.
His impressive performances for the Grecians earned him a move to Brentford.
He improved year on year with the Bees and in his final season with the side he netted 25 goals in the Championship.
Aston Villa swooped in an paid a massive £28m rising to £33m for the gifted striker.
His first season in the Premier League was an impressive one, he netted 14 goals with four of them coming against Liverpool.
Liverpool want Ollie Watkins
The Reds are being linked with all and sundry in recent months.
The latest rumours have the Reds interested in our nemesis from last season.
Goal has reported that Liverpool like Ollie Watkins as a transfer target.
The striker put the Reds to the sword last season, it’s easy to understand why they’d want him.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Ollie Watkins would bring back too many bad memories.
We’ve signed promising young English forwards before and it hasn’t worked out, see Andy Carroll.
We’ve signed exciting Aston Villa strikers before and it hasn’t worked out, see Christian Benteke.
Ollie Watkins is a great striker but he wouldn’t be worth it for how much he’d end up costing the Reds. Donyell Malen is a more realistic target.