Crawley Town striker Max Watters is attracting interest from a host of clubs further up the EFL, according to Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey. The 21-year-old has been on fire for the League Two club this season, netting 16 times in all competitions.
Host of EFL Clubs Chasing Crawley Town’s Max Watters
Championship and League One Interest
High-flying Swansea City are the highest-ranked club being linked with Watters at the moment. Despite sitting third in the Championship, Steve Cooper’s side have only scored 25 goals this season, instead relying on their steely defence to take them up the table.
Watters’ goalscoring talents theoretically could provide the answer for Swansea, but the jump from ninth in League Two to third in the Championship would be a big one to bridge.
Queens Park Rangers are also being credited with interest. They signed both Lyndon Dykes and Macauley Bonne in the summer but have struggled to score goals this season, meaning they could turn their attention to lower down the leagues in search for someone to challenge the pair.
In League One, both Peterborough United and Milton Keynes Dons have been linked with Watters. A League One move in terms of Watters’ career would make more sense. After all, the 21-year-old was playing in non-league as recently as last season and this purple patch at Crawley is the first real goalscoring streak of his career.
However, given the financial impact of Covid-19 on all clubs, particularly those in League One and Two, if a big offer comes in from a Championship team Crawley would be inclined to accept it.
Peterborough have been known to snap up talents from League Two and non-league and turn them into elite League One players. MK Dons, meanwhile, are in need of a striker following reports that Carlton Morris’ loan will be cut short so that he can be sold to Barnsley.