Brentford forward Ollie Watkins celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
Brentford forward Ollie Watkins celebrates after scoring. (Getty Images)
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Sheffield United signing this £15m-rated hitman would fire them to a top spot – Agreed?

Why Ollie Watkins to Sheffield United would be a remarkable move

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 the Brentford forward.

The Blades’ style of play has been difficult to breakdown by the opponents this season. In 16 league games so far, they have managed 5 wins so far, thereby accumulating 22 points. They are 8th in the league, ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.

In Lys Mousset, Oli McBurnie and Callum Robinson, Wilder has three decent strikers at his disposal. The trio has not disappointed either. Each of them has done their bit and contributed to the team’s success. Mousset, in particular, has been phenomenal in recent weeks with a powerful performance against Manchester United.

Lys Mousset joined Sheffield United from Bournemouth (Image credit: Getty)

Brentford forward Ollie Watkins has set the Championship on fire this term and has been a vital cog in the club’s set-up. With 13 goals in just 21 games, Watkins is already enjoying his best-ever campaign, benefiting immensely by switching from the wings to the centre-forward role.

However, Watkins won’t come cheap, particularly with Brentford aiming to snatch a place in the Championship play-off places.

Ollie Watkins in action (Image credit: Getty)

While bolstering United’s attack might not be Wilder’s immediate priority, he should test the Londoners’ resolve to retain Watkins’ services.

Sheffield have enhanced their chances of staying up in the top-tier, especially when fellow promoted sides Aston Villa and Norwich City have been struggling.

Verdict

Ollie Watkins is already proving to be a good player for Brentford and is capable of playing on the wings. He is an appealing option for the Blades, as the Englishman is having a fantastic season in front of the goal.

This is exactly the type of player Sheffield United need and he is capable adding a cutting-edge to Chris Wilder’s force.

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