Bayern Munich keen on signing Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins

Bayern Munich keen on signing Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins

Stephen Oladehinde 16:32 - 30.04.2023

Bayern Munich are looking to sign a striker in the summer and they have set sight on Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins.

The forward has been outstanding for Aston Villa under Unai Emery and is one of the best performers in the Premier League, pushing his team close to qualifying for the Europa League.

The English forward has 14 goals in 32 games for Aston Villa this season, despite having a rocky start under Steven Gerrard but are now sixth in the Premier League with five games remaining.

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Bayern struggled this season

Bayern Munich continue to struggle as they sit second on the league table behind Dortmund and one of the key factors of their struggle was not finding a replacement for their star man Robert Lewandowski who left for Barcelona.

The Bavarians have only the league title to challenge for after being knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City in the quarter-final.

The Sun reported that Watkins would fetch a price of around £60 million, and Bayern is considering making a bid as they search for a new frontman to spearhead their attack. 

Ollie Watkins scores for Aston Villa
Ollie Watkins scores for Aston Villa

Bayern looking to sign other positions

Bayern are also looking to recruit in other position in the team as they look to rejuvenate Tuchel’s side for next season

Bayern Sporting Director Marco Neppe is attracted to Joao Palinha after watching the midfielder’s performance in Fulham

Since joining Fulham last summer, the Portugal star has excelled, and a transfer to one of Europe's elite teams this year may be on the cards.

Sporting sold the 27-year-old to the Cottagers for £17.2 million. He has had 34 appearances in all competitions with his team currently sitting in 10th place in the league standings.