Journalist Dean Jones claims that Everton might soon have a chance to acquire Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins.
Richarlison departed the team to join Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the summer, therefore the Toffees are looking to replace him with a striker.
Football Insider claimed on August 10 that the 26-year-old may depart the team following a rumoured altercation with manager Steven Gerrard.
The striker may now have a chance to join the Merseyside club in the upcoming week, according to Jones.
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When a player is made to feel like they don’t have much of a future, intermediaries usually start focusing on obvious teams, he stated when explaining what would happen in a case like this.
In order to judge the level of interest, I would anticipate Leeds, Crystal Palace, and Everton receiving offers for Watkins’ services in the upcoming week or two if the situation with him is as described.
Everton entered the summer window looking to bolster their attacking options.
That optimism must have grown as Richarlison, the team’s top scorer from last season, left the organisation, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, another talented striker, was forced to miss the first six games of the new campaign with an injury.
Watkins, 26, has proven his talent in the Premier League for Villa and will be a fantastic addition for the team, so if they get the opportunity to sign him for any reason, manager Frank Lampard must make sure that the transfer is finalised as soon as possible.
The England international joined Villa after coming there from Brentford in the summer of 2020 in a move for £30.6 million.
Since then, the 26-year-old has participated in 77 games for the Villans in all competitions, scoring 27 goals and dishing out seven assists (Transfermarkt).