Ollie Watkins’ desire to get better has been praised by Aston Villa head coach Unai Emery, who also maintains that the striker’s eagerness to learn hasn’t altered since the first training session he attended at Bodymoor Heath 11 months ago.
After entering the final two years of his current term in the summer, Watkins is almost ready to sign a new deal with Villa. Only Erling Haaland and Mo Salah have made more league goal contributions than the forward since the Spaniard’s return to Premier League management last year. Under Emery, Waktins has elevated his game to a new level.
Watkins is close to signing a new contract with Villa after he entered the final two years of his current deal in the summer. Under Emery, Waktins has taken his game to a new level as only Erling Haaland and Mo Salah have registered more goal contributions in the league than the forward since the Spaniard’s return to Premier League management last year.
Prior to the Three Lions’ October internationals, Gareth Southgate called up Watkins after seeing him produce his second hat-trick of the season in all competitions during Villa’s 6-1 hammering of Brighton at Villa Park. How the 27-year-old responded to the news earlier this week was a question directed at Villa manager Emery.