Tottenham has being inline to sign aston Villa star Watkins in this January transfer window as former Tottenham favourite Steve Perryman has revealed how Spurs had “two little bites”
Ollie has being fantastic for Villains this season scoring eight of his eighteen appearances, for Dean Smith side.
“The only influence I’ve had at Brentford in the past however many years was to be part of the Exeter City regime that sold Ollie Watkins to them,” Perryman told Talksport 2.
“They made him into a player… well, he was going to be a player anyway, but he’s doing terrifically well now at Aston Villa, and Exeter have earned their money out of him with sell-on fees.
“Tottenham did have two little bites at Ollie Watkins, I have to say.
“When eventually he went to Brentford I know David Pleat was very, very strong that Tottenham should have a poke at him, but they ultimately didn’t.
“I eventually spoke to Jose, for the first ever time in my life, when he phoned me and asked me my opinion on Ollie.
“I told him what I knew and gave him my take on it all, but they went in a different direction, and I’m not saying they were wrong to have done that.
“But in a way it was a good move for Ollie because he’s playing every week at Aston Villa, and if he had signed for Tottenham i’m not sure that he would be playing every week
“Tottenham would have been a tough call for him.”