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Ollie Watkins just gave Liverpool a perfect transfer reminder – but it could cost FSG millions

Ollie Watkins just gave Liverpool a perfect transfer reminder – but it could cost FSG millions

Ollie Watkins is England’s hero after his goal took the Three Lions to the Euro 2024 final – and perhaps also served as a reminder of a transfer to Liverpool.

The Aston Villa forward struck as the clock ticked over 90 minutes with England held to a 1-1 draw by the Netherlands. Harry Kane’s controversial first-half penalty had brought Gareth Southgate’s side level after Xavi Simons’ superb opener.




The game looked to be heading for extra time until Watkins’ superb finish secured England’s place in the final in Berlin on Sunday, where they will face Spain.

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Watkins’ moment of glory will come as no surprise to any Premier League fans, especially Liverpool supporters. The Reds have seen first-hand what the 28-year-old is capable of, including a hat-trick during a 7-2 win over Villa in 2020.

Not only that, but Liverpool have been linked with a move for Watkins over the years, including in recent months. According to HITC in May, the Reds were among a number of admirers of the striker, along with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

That was when there were concerns that Villa might have to cash in to avoid breaching the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules, although with the PSR deadline having now passed it’s unlikely they’d be in the same position now. In any case, it was said that Villa had no interest in letting their star striker go.