Asking far too much.
That appeared to be the message that Sheffield United fans wanted to send out when it came to their latest
According to a report from Sky Sports, Brentford are looking for £25m in order to split from one of their main men from this past season Ollie Watkins, a price that could ‘dissuade’ the Blades from making a move.
It certainly wouldn’t be the first time we’ve raided the Championship for a goalscorer and paid a decent whack for the privilege, having only signed Oli McBurnie last summer for £20m from Swansea City. And having received plenty in terms of prize money this season, I don’t think an extra £5m is necessarily too far out of our reach, but given what time of year it is, believe what you want to believe.
Should the Blades make a move for Ollie Watkins this summer?
However, Blades fans on social media seemed to think that the price was way too high for us to be considering making a move, saying that there were better, cheaper options available.
Everyone has a price, £25m a bit steep for me but if Villa prepared to pay that fair play to them they could have a right player on their hands. I’d be shocked if Palace in the running at the price.
— James Fletcher (@Jamesfletcher82) August 11, 2020
No way are we paying this much for a player that will likely be the next Maupay.
— Blade ⚽ 🔴⚪🔴⚪ (@Cuthbertblade) August 11, 2020
Stuff them!rather have @Darwinn99 to the blades 16 goals in the second Spanish Division!🔥⚽️⚽️👀
— Nathan Kelsall (@Nathan_sufc21) August 11, 2020
Would sooner save 5/10 Mill and go for emanual dennis personally Belgium seems to be good breeding for top talent
— daveyboi (@daveyboi1889) August 11, 2020
Not worth the money.
— Matt1889 (@BillyLoomis85) August 11, 2020
Good player but is it worth spending probably half our budget on him, probably not.
— Ben (@Bentheblade94) August 11, 2020
What about you? Do you think we should make a £25m bid for Watkins?