It has been reported that the Villans have agreed a £28 million transfer fee with Championship club Brentford for Watkins, who can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder and was described as “a clinical finisher” by former Villa striker Kevin Phillips on Quest (9pm, February 8, 2020).
The fee could reach as much as £33 million, according to the report, which has added that the 24-year-old will begin a medical today.
Aston Villa need to sign a striker
Wesley had injury problems last season and, according to The Times, the Brazilian may not be fit until next year due to a serious knee injury.
Mbwana Samatta joined Villa from Gent in the January transfer window, but he failed to make an impact at the Villans, who need to bring in a new frontman this summer.
Watkins was played as a striker last season, and he scored 26 goals and provided three assists in the Championship for Brentford, according to WhoScored.