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Ollie Watkins is the scourge of Leeds United, but they tried to sign him last year

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Ollie Watkins is the scourge of Leeds United, but they tried to sign him last year

The Brentford attacker appeared to dive in the weekend draw with Leeds United.

Leeds United fans were fairly unhappy with the performance of the referee in their weekend draw with Brentford. A lot of that anger was also directed toward the man who won the Bees their penalty in the first-half.

Ollie Watkins appeared to dive into Leeds goalie Bailey Peacock-Farrell to earn his side a penalty at Elland Road, which Neal Maupay converted.

It happened right under the nose of the Leeds fans, who were quick to let the 22-year-old know what they thought of his actions.

Of course, the Leeds fans could have been having a much different reaction to Watkins.

2nd December 2017, Griffen Park, Brentford, London; EFL Championship football, Brentford versus Fulham; Ollie Watkins of Brentford celebrates after scoring his sides 3rd goal in the 84th minute to make it 3-1 (Photo by John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The talented forward, who is being tipped for big things in the game, joined Brentford from Exeter City in a deal reportedly worth £1.8 million.


But before deciding on Griffin Park, a move to Elland Road was also mooted in 2017.

As confirmed by getwestlondon, Leeds wanted the player last year, along with Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. However, the forward chose Brentford as they had been tracking him for some time.

Watkins has certainly shown this season that he has what it takes to be a Leeds player. His four goals and three assists this season certainly indicate just that.

In another reality, Leeds fans could have been shouting Watkins’ name for very different reasons at the weekend.

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