Plenty of Brentford fans have looked into the future of striker Ollie Watkins, with many believing the player will leave this coming summer.
Initially starting his career with Exeter City, Torquay born striker Watkins spent 13 years with The Grecians, developing through the club’s various youth sides before spending four seasons in the first team.
His spell in League Two saw him gradually find his goalscoring form, netting 16 goals in all competitions in what proved to be his fourth and final season with Exeter in the 2016/2017 campaign.
That good form would see him make a move to Brentford, where he would be instantly handed a chance to show his worth in the Championship.
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11 goals during his debut season saw Watkins continue as a regular starter, beating his opening season scoring tally by one goal in the following campaign.
After developing well in the Championship, the 24-year-old has since gone on to become one of the most in-form strikers in the league, netting an impressive 20 goals in 31 league games this season as things stand.
With a standstill in football at present due to the recent worldwide events, Brentford fans will be hoping Watkins can maintain his form through to the end of the season and gain The Bees a play-off place.
Looking into the striker’s form and his potential future, Football League World’s Ben Crump quizzed Brentford fans via Facebook group BRENTFORD FC LOYAL, asking: “Do you think we can hold on to Ollie Watkins this summer?” – and below are some responses…
David Michael: No
Paul Steven Ohanlon: If this season re starts and we don’t go up, I think NO
Andrew Bishop: I’m afraid even if we go up, he’s being linked to some pretty big clubs and I reckon he’d go
Mark Chapman: No. 100 per cent certain he is leaving unless we are promoted
Mike Cripps: No but he’s probably worth north of 25m so who’s to complain….
Jamie Smith: No as said above there is teams with bigger player budgets so we do what we do best, sell and recruit
Calvin Beckham: If the season is played out and we go up, maybe! but of we don’t go up, then NO
Kyle HollywoodHawley: Do we not think all 3 will go whether we’re up and staying
Gary Smith: No
Peter Gates: He might stay if we went up and gave him a lottery win
Brian Strutton: No