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Brentford accept Aston Villa offer for Ollie Watkins

Brentford have accepted a bid from Aston Villa for Ollie Watkins.

The Daily Mail says Villa are poised to make Brentford striker Watkins their record signing in an initial £28million deal, which could rise to £33m with add-ons.

The forward trained with the Championship club on Tuesday morning but terms have since been agreed and he was expected to travel to the Midlands for a medical.

Villa boss Dean Smith was in charge of the Bees when they signed Watkins from Exeter in 2017 and made him his top target in attack when Brentford were beaten by Fulham in the play-off final.

Last season Watkins established himself as one of the most impressive forwards outside the Premier League with 26 goals to help Brentford finish third in the second tier – even though they were unable to complete the job in the play-offs.

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