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Brentford and Exeter in line for windfall through Aston Villa striker Watkins

Brentford and Exeter City are in line for a windfall should Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins make his England debut this week.

Aston Villa signed the striker, 25, from the Bees last summer in a heavily-incentivised deal.

Brentford received £28m up front for Watkins, with a further £5m in add-ons.

And, according to The Athletic, one of those add-ons involves Villa paying Brentford £1m per England cap, 'up to a small number'.

However, Exeter also stand to pocket a huge chunk of cash after the striker's inclusion.

Watkins worked his way through the youth ranks at the Grecians before joining Brentford in 2017.

As part of the deal taking him from North London to Villa Park, Brentford will now pay Exeter 15 per cent of any payment from the Premier League side.

That means, every time Watkins is capped by England - up until the undisclosed limit - Brentford will give Exeter £150,000 of their £1m share, with the Bees keeping £850,000 for themselves.

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