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Aston Villa: Fabrizio Romano issues transfer claim at Villa Park

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Aston Villa will now turn their attention to keeping Ollie Watkins at Villa Park following the signing of Boubacar Kamara. 

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who was speaking on the Que Golazo YouTube channel about the interest coming from within the Premier League for the 26-year-old.

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On Monday morning, the signing of Kamara was confirmed by Villa on a five-year deal when he becomes a free agent at the end of June.

However, it appears Steven Gerrard’s attention will now turn to keeping one of his star players at the club, with West Ham United believed to be interested in the Villa striker.

It is reported by the Daily Mail that David Moyes has identified the Englishman as a possible solution to his striker issue, but would likely cost in the region of £50m.

Romano said: “I asked today [Monday] morning and the answer I received is [Gerrard] is now fighting to keep Ollie Watkins at the club.

“For Watkins, there are many clubs interested like West Ham, but Steven Gerrard wants to keep him. He’s desperate to keep him at the club and so this is the mission now.”

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TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…

It has been a decent campaign for the Englishman with a return of 11 goals and two assists in the Premier League for Gerrard’s side (via Transfermarkt).

However, we do wonder whether Villa may be able to upgrade Watkins this summer if they were able to bring in around £50m for the striker.

This could be a summer where a number of big-name strikers become available, so there could potentially be a big move to be had out there – but it seems Gerrard is intent on keeping Watkins at Villa Park.

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