Ollie Watkins has been one of the Sky Bet Championship’s standout forwards this season, impressing in his debut campaign at Griffin Park with Brentford.
The Bees moved to sign Watkins from Exeter City only last summer, but the 22-year-old has excelled at Griffin Park and is beginning to look like a player capable of playing in the top-flight.
Here at FLW, we take a look at Watkins’ impact this season:
Watkins has made 37 appearances for Brentford so far this season, with the impressive striker bagging 11 goals and a further five assists for the Bees.
The youngster has been a constant goalscoring threat this season, averaging 3.5 shots per game, as well as providing an average of 2.2 passes every time he takes to the field.
In addition to that, his 2.7 dribbles per game highlight Watkins’ positive style.
It is our belief that the way that Watkins has adapted to life in the second-tier, it won’t be long before he is gracing the Premier League, and one club he could be perfect for is West Ham United.
The Hammers haven’t been the worst attacking side in the Premier League this season, but Watkins’ positive style of play would’ve certainly lifted the mood surrounding the club.
Watkins has a fearless approach that West Ham’s supporters would love, and a quick look at his stats this season show that he could be a really good addition to a Premier League squad.
If Watkins continues to impress between now and the end of the season for Brentford, there is every chance a Premier League opportunity could be just around the corner.
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