REPORT: Fulham Join Race for Ollie Watkins

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Fulham are the latest club to show an interest in Brentford’s Ollie Watkins, according to Sky Sports. The 24-year-old finished the campaign as the second top goal-scorer in the Championship. Narrowly being edged out from the golden boot by Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Watkins is very much in demand and Fulham will compete against a number of Premier League clubs for his signature. Brentford value the 24-year-old in excess of £25 million, which will certainly throw some teams off.

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With another season of Championship football in-store for Brentford, Watkins is one of a number of players gaining Premier League interest.

Full-back Rico Henry is also wanted by West Brom, who are preparing to raid their 2019/20 promotion-chasing rivals. Said Benrahma is also attracting Premier League attention, with both West Ham and Aston Villa particularly interested.

Are Fulham Looking for Mitrovic Alternative or Strike Partner?

It remains unclear whether Watkins will be brought in as an alternative to Mitrovic or whether he will partner the Serbian. It will ultimately come down to the additions Scott Parker will make and how he will set-up this campaign.

Mitrovic beat Watkins to the Championship’s golden boot award by one goal last season and will be looking to continue his form in front of goal in England’s top tier. The 25-year-old has also proven himself in the Premier League, with both Fulham and Newcastle United. The striker has scored 21 goals in 77 appearances in the Premier League and will be looking to improve his tally in the 2020/21 campaign.

Ollie Watkins is a different type of striker to what Fulham already have. Not only can he hold the ball up and bring others into play, he can also get in behind and chase lost causes, a trait Fulham may need against the top teams.

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