Arsenal and Chelsea target signs new Aston Villa deal

Aston Villa and England international striker Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa and England international striker Ollie Watkins. Photo by Shutterstock.

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has signed a new five-year contract at the Premier League side.

The 27-year-old has developed into a key player for Villa since joining the club from Brentford in 2020.

The striker, who earned himself an England call-up earlier this week, scored 15 goals for Villa last season.

Watkins told Villa’s official website: “I’m really happy.

“I feel like this is the best place for me to play my football; I’ve still got a lot to achieve here.”

Watkins added: “I feel like I’ve had a really good connection with the fans since I’ve come here. From day one they’ve been really good with me; we’ve had highs and lows but that’s football.

“You can see the direction of the club, and I want to be a part of that.”

Watkins has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in recent months.