By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have pleaded with their club on Twitter to bring Exeter’s Ollie Watkins to Elland Road in the summer.
Watkins, 21, scored twice for his current side on Thursday evening to book Exeter’s place in the League Two play-off final against Blackpool, as the Grecians beat Carlisle 6-5 on aggregate.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay revealed on his Twitter account earlier this month that Garry Monk’s side “do like” Watkins, who has shone for Exeter throughout the 2016-17 season.
@dan_woodward94 Leeds do like him. Whether they'll bid for him remains to be seen
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 16, 2017
Exeter’s number 14 is known for his blistering pace, eye for goal and ability to provide an assist, which has seen him have a hand in 29 goals during his 51 league and cup encounters this term.
Scoring 16 times himself, Watkins has also laid on a further 13 assists as Exeter finished fifth in England’s fourth tier of football.
Leeds fans watched Watkins score twice in the 3-2 victory on Thursday night, and urged their club to sign him up in the upcoming transfer window after showing just what he can do.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Ross (@rossylufc) May 18, 2017
There's going to be a few more clubs after Ollie Watkins now I reckon. He certainly looks the part. #lufc
— Tommy D (@tommy_lufc) May 18, 2017
Ollie Watkins looks some player! #lufc
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) May 18, 2017
ollie watkins worth a cheeky bid i reckon #lufc
— Richard Pattinson???? (@rpatz1919) May 18, 2017
— AllLeedsAren'tWe (@leeds_all) May 18, 2017
— Tom O'Hare (@tohare3) May 18, 2017
@tommy_lufc Might need a season life roofe. Exiting prospect we should defo get him
— Micky Padge (@mickipadgett) May 19, 2017
@Max_LUFC Agree id take him and develop him but we need ready made stars this year
— Daniel Smith (@Smitty_DanSmith) May 18, 2017
With only six months remaining on his current deal, it remains to be seen if Leeds will move for the young striker in order to bolster their push towards Championship promotion.
In other Leeds transfer news, fans have also reacted to reported interest in this 30-goal striker.