Why Ollie Watkins to Sheffield United would be a remarkable move
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.
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.
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.
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.