Leeds United must feel gutted about missing out on Ollie Watkins now

Ollie Watkins of Brentford scores his teams first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on September 26, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Leeds United wanted Ollie Watkins last summer, and the striker put in another brilliant display yesterday.

Ollie Watkins of Brentford scores his teams first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on September 26, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Leeds United almost completed one of the bargain transfers of the summer by bringing Ollie Watkins to Elland Road, but they must feel gutted about not snapping up the 21-year-old now.

Leeds were heavily linked with Watkins while he was at Exeter City, by Get West London.

However, the forward picked to move to Brentford for £1.8 million (Daily Mail), and his price tag has already sky rocketed.

Ollie Watkins of Brentford celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Bristol City at Griffin Park on August 15, 2017 in...

Watkins has adapted to Championship life with consummate ease, and already looks like one of the most threatening attacking players in the division.

Watkins absolutely tormented Fulham for Brentford yesterday, as he scored and provided an assist in a 3-1 victory for the Bees.

The striker now has eight goals to his name for the campaign, and he could have been brilliant at Leeds.

Ollie Watkins of Exeter City(R) celebrates his sides first goal during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Exeter City and Carlisle United at St James Park...

The Whites actually brought some brilliant attacking quality to the club in the summer, with Gianni Alisoki and Samu Saiz both impressing.

But a forward line containing those two and Watkins could have been one of the most dynamic in the whole of the Championship.

And Leeds must look back with some regret now, as Watkins looks to have been one of the best buys completed by any club in England last summer.

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