In the last three years, the Blades have snapped up both John Egan and Jack O’Connell from the London-based outfit and it seems that another of Brentford’s star players is on the radar of the Premier League high-flyers.
With 12 goals in just 20 games, Watkins is already enjoying his best-ever Championship campaign, benefiting immensely from a switch from the wing to centre-forward.
The one-time Exeter City wonder-kid has taken to life in a new position like a duck to water, with his heading ability taking many by surprise. Watkins even scored a hat-trick of headers as Thomas Franks’ side beat Barnsley 3-1 away from home in September.
The Star reports that Chris Wilder has liked the 23-year-old for years and Sheffield United are watching him closely with January a matter of weeks away.
Watkins won’t come cheap, however, particularly with Brentford aiming to snatch a place in the Championship play-off places.
Such a fee would see Watkins join summer signing Ollie McBurnie as the most expensive player in Sheffield United’s history.
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