Sheffield United are keen to boost their strikeforce this January with the signing of Ollie Watkins. According to The Sun, Sheffield United will offer £15m for Brentford forward Watkins.
Chris Wilder is weighing up his options as he looks to add more goals to his team. So far this season, no player has scored more than once for Sheffield United and they are without a goal in three matches.
Lys Mousset, Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson joined in the summer and all three have one goal each this season. Billy Sharp also found the net (in the opening game) while David McGoldrick and Leon Clarke have not scored yet.
This is why Wilder is looking at Watkins to fire Sheffield United up the league table in the second half of the season. The 23-year-old already has seven goals in 11 Championship matches this season.
After joining from Exeter City in 2017, Watkins has played over 100 games for the Bees and scored 34 goals. This could earn him a move to Bramall Lane with Sheffield United ready to offer £15m.
Watkins is an appealing option because he is young, English, proven in the Championship and versatile. Predominantly a winger, he can also operate as a centre-forward or in the number 10 role.
This is exactly the type of player Sheffield United have been looking at so he will fit in with the ethos of the squad. Wilder can get the best out of Watkins and take his game to the next level.