Premier League club sign Championship star for record fee

first_imgHe has signed a five-year contract and becomes Villa’s second window signing after defender Matty Cash, who was brought in from Nottingham Forest for $A29 million.“Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country,” said Aston Villa boss Dean Smith.“We are looking forward to him showing his qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. He is a hugely determined character.”The move reunites Watkins with Smith, who was Brentford manager when he joined the London club from Exeter in 2017.Villa had been looking to bolster their firepower after only securing Premier League survival on the final day of last season.They had been linked with Callum Wilson prior to his move from Bournemouth to Newcastle earlier this week. Premier League campaigners Aston Villa completed a club record transfer on Wednesday, signing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins for a reported £28million.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: JUST-IN: Luis Suarez plays down Barcelona exit talksWatkins said: “I am so excited to join Aston Villa and to reunite with Dean Smith as my head coach.” I cannot wait to wear the famous claret and blue (Aston Villa kit colours) in the Premier League. I want to do something special here and score some goals.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Watkins, 24, was joint top goalscorer in the second-tier Championship last season with 26 goals in a campaign that saw the Bees reach the Championship play-off final. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVlast_img

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