Tottenham are interested in signing Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, according to The Express and Star.
Watkins scored 26 goals as Brentford narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season.
The 24-year-old was also recently named the EFL Championship Player of the Year for the 2019/20 campaign.
As a result, he is inevitably attracting admiring glances from top-flight clubs – and Spurs are said to be keen.
The Express and Star, a paper local to the Midlands, claims Watkins is a primary target for Aston Villa this summer, but their pursuit ‘has been made more complicated’ by Tottenham.
It is believed Villa are not in pole position to sign Watkins because of Spurs’ interest.
Watkins would obviously be given more regular game time at Villa Park, with any striker that joins Tottenham knowing they will play second fiddle to Harry Kane.
But Spurs’ participation in the Europa League this season means Kane’s deputy – be it Watkins or someone else – will likely get plenty of minutes.
With all of that in mind, Watkins’ next destination may depend on whether he wants to be the main man at Villa or back-up to Kane at Tottenham.