Aston Villa hero, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has sent Ollie Watkins a message after reports emerged that the Brentford striker is nearing a £28 million move to Villa Park.
The deal, which could raise an extra £5m if various add-ons are activated, would see Watkins become Villa’s record signing with the amount the club are set to pay for the former Exeter City man more than the £22m paid to Club Brugge for Wesley Moraes last summer.
Villa head coach Dean Smith is set to be reunited with Watkins, whom he signed from Exeter in 2017 while in charge at Brentford.
Watkins scored 26 goals last season, winning the Championship player of the year award for his efforts in helping Thomas Frank’s side to the play-off final where they were beaten by Fulham last month.
Now Agbonlahor has chimed in, telling Watkins to “sign da ting” on Instagram attaching a photo of the striker to his post.
And Villa fans have reacted, with one fan saying: “He’s coming for you record Gabs.”
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