Sky Bet Championship side Aston Villa are targeting a late move for Exeter City’s ace Ollie Watkins, according to the Daily Star.
The 21-year-old centre forward is one of most highly rated and highly sought after young starlets in the Football League and has been linked with a move to the Championship.
Promotion chasing duo Brighton and Hove Albion and Derby County have both previously been heavily linked with the Exeter City academy graduate, according to this report.
However, it has emerged that Aston Villa are now targeting the 21-year-old forward who has nine goals and six assists in twenty-five Sky Bet League 2 appearances.
Reports suggested that Ollie Watkins could potentially be a successor to Jack Grealish, who has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
However, the report in the Star indicates that Derby County are favourites.
Aston Villa are hoping that they can steal in and win the battle to sign the highly rated youngster.
It is looking increasingly likely that Ollie Watkins will leave Exeter City in this transfer window to the Championship, however, it is yet to be seen if it will be Brighton, Derby or Aston Villa.
Aston Villa fans, what do you make of the news? Would you like to see Ollie Watkins join your club? How talented do you think Ollie Watkins is? Can you see this move going through before the transfer window closes? Would Ollie Watkins be part of Aston Villa’s first team plans if he did make the move? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!