Date: 26th April 2021 at 12:06pm
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Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told This Is Futbol in an interview that his old side should be demanding £50-60m for Ollie Watkins from any potential suitors.

This comes after Football Insider claimed that Liverpool could make a move for the 25-year-old. boss Jurgen Klopp seems to be an admirer of the player, with the German labelling him “undefendable” earlier this season.

Villa signed Watkins from in an initial £28m deal in the last summer window, but Hendrie is expecting him to go for up to double that should a team like Liverpool coming knocking after the campaign he has had.

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On the Merseyside club’s reported interest in Watkins, Hendrie told TIF:

“I mean, double figures in goals this season, he’s a young player, they paid £30m plus for him. They’ve certainly got to be looking around £50m to £60m for him. Why would they sell him for anything less than that?”

Even at £60m, you would expect Villa to be very reluctant to part ways with Watkins this summer.

His goal record in the current Premier League campaign obviously makes him a valuable asset to Dean Smith, one that he could struggle to replace.