Report: Leeds United striker target Ollie Watkins will cost £4 million

Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Rowe in action with Exeter City's Ollie Watkins

Exeter are to demand big money for Ollie Watkins. Will Leeds pay?

Ollie Watkins of Exeter City (L) scores their second goalOllie Watkins of Exeter City 

Leeds United face having to pay £4 million if they are to sign Ollie Watkins.

The Sun (p61 21/5) report that Exeter City are determined to get top money for their star striker.

Watkins has fired Exeter into the League Two play-off final and Leeds' task to sign him could get even tougher if the Grecians win promotion.

Ollie Watkins of Exeter City in action with Harry Maguire of Hull CityOllie Watkins of Exeter City in action with Harry Maguire of Hull City

The Whites are not the only Championship side tracking the striker with Derby County also keen.

Watkins has scored 16 goals and provided 13 assists this season in all competitions, with two goals coming in the play-off.

The 21-year-old won the recent Football League Young Player of the Year award, ahead of Reading midfielder John Swift.

Ollie Watkins of Exeter City (2nd R) celebrates scoring their second goal with team matesOllie Watkins of Exeter City (2nd R) celebrates scoring 

Previous winners include former Leeds talent Lewis Cook, and it is this prestige as well as the scramble for his signature which has Exeter convinced they can get £4 million for him this summer if they decide to cash in.

The £4 million fee would be the highest paid by Leeds since their relegation from the Premier League, although they paid £3 million to sign Kemar Roofe last summer after an outstanding season in League Two in 2015/16.

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