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Aston Villa will look to sign inform La Liga striker as replacement for Ollie Watkins should he depart this summer

Aston Villa will look to sign inform La Liga striker as replacement for Ollie Watkins should he depart this summer

Aston Villa are interested in Alexander Sørloth from Villarreal following an impressive campaign for the yellow submarine.

They have drawn up a list of Striker targets should Ollie Watkins be prised away from the club this summer. One of the names on the list is Sørloth who plundered FOUR in Villarreal’s penultimate game of the season.

Aston Villa are interested in Alexander Sørloth

Alexander Sorloth’s incredible feat, scoring FOUR, in a 4-4 draw with Real Madrid is such a rare historic moment. He is set to top that feat by winning this season’s Pichichi award as per ESPN. Alexander Sørloth will join an exclusive list of superstars should he go on to claim the award.

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The Norwegian is currently top in La Liga’s highest goal scorer’s list, two goals more than Girona’s Dovbyk. To make his achievement even more impressive, none of his 23 goals have come from the penalty spot!. Five of Dovbyk’s 22 goals however have come from the spot.

Aston Villa already eyeing Ollie Watkins replacements?

His performances in the just concluded season are not heralded as they should be as he was nothing short of extraordinary.

Watkins bagged 19 Premier League goals excluding penalties, a tally that is only behind Haaland and Palmer. The latter duo however have netted 15 goals from the penalty spot between them, with Palmer accounting for nine. Watkins also finished atop the log for assists, racking up 13, an indication that his all round game has improved immensely.

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He is on the list of several top clubs including Arsenal who are on the market for a clinical finisher. Watkins has previously declared interest in playing for Arsenal, stating that ‘playing for Arsenal is the goal‘.

Should he depart, Aston Villa are interested in Alexander Sørloth from Villarreal and will pursue a deal for the Norwegian.

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