Ollie Watkins has name-checked West Ham United when discussing his ambitions with Aston Villa next season.
Hammers boss David Moyes wants to bring the 26-year-old striker to the London Stadium from Villa Park in the summer transfer window according to The Guardian.
In fact, The Guardian reckon that Watkins is one of the top priority signings for West Ham this summer.
Moyes clearly needs to sign a top-class striker in the summer window and Watkins is seemingly the ideal man for the job.
Watkins is absolutely rapid and is always prepared to make the tireless runs into the channels in order to create space for this teammates.
The seven-capped England international is a constant menace for opposing defenders and never gives them a minute’s rest. The 26-year-old is a good finisher as well.
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard recently ruled out the possibility of Watkins leaving Villa Park though. And it seems as though the striker has ambitions of achieving something special in the West Midlands…
Ollie Watkins name-checks West Ham when discussing Aston Villa ambitions
The 26-year-old hitman sat down for an interview with the The Guardian and outlined how he wants to emulate the Hammers’ recent success with Villa:
“I know I can get up to around 20 goals in this league and hopefully I can do that next year. Scoring that amount puts you into a different category. You start to be seen as one of the ‘killers’ in front of goal. He [Gerrard] worked hard as a player and he demands that from us. This is a top, top club, a massive club and with the right investment we can easily be doing what West Ham are doing this year. Hopefully next season we will really push on.”
Watkins clearly has his heart set on staying at Aston Villa.
He is clearly a very big fan of the way David Moyes has been doing things at West Ham though.
And should Gerrard make a big money striker signing this summer, perhaps, just perhaps, West Ham will have a chance of bringing Ollie Watkins to the London Stadium.