Ollie Watkins is one of the most promising youngsters outside the Premier League, so it is little surprise that reports on Sky Sports are linking him with a move to Sheffield United.
The 23-year-old continues to develop, and has enjoyed two successful seasons at Brentford after first impressing at Exeter City.
Wilder is looking to add to his strike force, providing pace and flair to complement the likes of Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick who scored 39 goals between them this season.
Watkins meanwhile has scored 22 goals for Brentford since joining in 2017, which looks even more impressive when you consider that he rarely acts as the main striker for the Bees.
Chris Wilder is known for getting the best out of his players, and could be pivotal if Watkins is going to continue his impressive performances in the Premier League. But will Watkins be able to adjust? Is now the right time for him to move?
Our writers have the answers…
“I would be excited to see what Wilder could do with him.
“Watkins is clearly a very talented player, although whether he is ready for the Premier League or not remains to be seen.
“However, there is nobody better than Wilder at getting the very best out of his players and Watkins would surely benefit massively from his stewardship.”
“It’d be an exciting arrival.
“Watkins will play in the Premier League at some point during his career and with the Blades he could really step up a gear.
“Chris Wilder knows how to get the best out of players and there is plenty of potential for him to work with in Watkins’ case.”
“I’m not to sure about this.
“Watkins has a decent record in the Championship, but he hasn’t exactly been prolific, and you wonder if that means he could struggle with the step up to the Premier League.
“United will need some support for Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick, but I think there could be better options out there for the Blades, particularly given their recent links with Watkins’ more free scoring teammate Neal Maupay.”