Tottenham ready to stun Villa with late move to pinch £22m striker

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 10:35

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Tottenham are reportedly ready to make a dramatic late entry to sign Aston Villa target Ollie Watkins from Brentford this summer.

Villa have emerged as hot favourites to land the Bees hotshot, with some reports suggesting that they are close to landing the 24-year-old.

However, there appears to have been a twist in the tale, with Jose Mourinho now showing an interest in the prolific attacker.

According to reports from The Sun, Spurs are looking to pip Villa to the in-demand striker.

Mourinho wants to sign an extra attacker this summer and has earmarked Watkins as a potential option.

Watkins, who scored 26 goals last season, can play as a striker or out wide – making him perfect for Mourinho’s 4-3-3 system.

The report adds that both clubs will have to pay in the region of £22m to tempt Brentford into a sale.

Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins Brentford

Watkins is also expected to demand a salary of £70k-per-week, a figure that will not be an issue for either club.

Spurs have made three signings already this summer, strengthening their defence and midfield. But a new striker is a must for Mourinho after Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both suffered injuries last season.

Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Josh King, along with Metz striker Habib Diallo have also been linked with a move.



Barcelona have ruled out the sale of Tottenham target Lucas De Vega this year, according to reports in Catalonia.

The 20-year-old is on the fringes of Barcelona’s first team, but could have more opportunities at Tottenham.

Reports last week even claimed De Vega is “dreaming” of a move to Tottenham. The midfielder sees a clear pathway from Spurs’ academy into their first team.

However, his hopes of that dream materialising appear to have been blocked by his current club. According to Sport, Barcelona do not want to sell De Vega. Read more…



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