Aston Villa fans react as Arsenal eye Ollie Watkins
A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Sun claiming that Arsenal want Ollie Watkins.
What’s the story?
Watkins is one of the strikers that Arsenal are considering with Alexandre Lacazette likely to leave the Emirates within the next 12 months.
The Frenchman’s £180,000-a-week deal expires at the end of the campaign. And he could even leave during the January transfer window if they want to receive some sort of fee for Lacazette.
The Sun suggests that Watkins is a name on their radar. But they are also interested in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Watkins has been an inspired signing for the Villans. The 25-year-old scored 14 times in his first season in the Premier League last term.
And he opened his account for this campaign with a goal against Tottenham at the weekend.
There has been an interesting response amongst Villa fans on social media amid reports that Arsenal want Watkins.
The large majority have insisted that the Gunners need to be prepared to break the bank to take Watkins to the Emirates.
‘£100mill is the going rate’: Aston Villa fans react to Arsenal eyeing Watkins
Some have suggested that he should cost £100 million. And few would clearly accept anything less than £75 million.
But interestingly, there are others who can see a move happening. Villa have obviously proved that they can bounce back from losing one of their best players this season.
And they clearly take confidence from the way Dean Smith’s men have reacted to selling Jack Grealish.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Aston Villa fans reacted to the links between Arsenal and Watkins…
England striker? £100mill is the going rate I believe (at least).
— timbo (@timbo19710) October 5, 2021
I think for the right price we let him go at the end of the season, if that price doesn’t come in then we keep him. We as a club don’t need to sell our star players, is Ollie Watkins a star player? Maybe he is maybe he isn’t, for where we want to go I’d say he isn’t.
— Hulberto Solano (@HulbertoSolano) October 5, 2021
— 😃 (@EliAVFC) October 5, 2021
— #FreeVDB #UTFV (@KingLandranger3) October 5, 2021
Couldn’t afford him. If they paid £50m for Ben White imagine what it would take 😂
— KT3_Villan (@a_rankin1) October 5, 2021
Wouldn’t be surprised if he moved on, this was on the cards from the get go, we move forward if so. Happened before will happen again.
— Chris Kington (@kington_chris) October 5, 2021
Just trying to get their own back for ESR 🤣
— Paul Brown (@Brownie7114) October 5, 2021
Not sure why he’d want to take a step back, but if he does 100 mil seem to be the going rate. 😂
— AVFC (@RoundAboutMagic) October 5, 2021
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