sport news Aston Villa complete stunning £33m signing of Ollie Watkins from Brentford

Aston Villa complete stunning £33m signing of Ollie Watkins from Brentford as boss Dean Smith makes him the most-expensive signing from the Championship EVER Ollie Watkins scored 26 goals for Brentford in the Championship last season The 24-year-old joins up with his former boss Dean Smith in the Premier League  The £33m move will see Watkins' former club Exeter get a £4m cash windfall  

By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 11:49 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 12:04 BST, 9 September 2020

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Aston Villa have announced the signing of striker Ollie Watkins from Brentford in a deal worth a staggering £33m.

Watkins fired 26 goals for Brentford in the Championship last season as they reached the play-off final and has penned a five-year contract at Villa Park.

The 24-year-old played under Villa boss Dean Smith when he was Brentford

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