Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United are interested in signing Exeter City’s young wonderkid Ollie Watkins, according to SomersetLive.

The Whites are amongst a number of Championship clubs interested in signing Watkins, who was named as the EFL young player of the year this season.

Bristol City are also said to be interested in the youngster, and their manager Lee Johnson was apparently spotted watching Exeter’s final Sky Bet League Two game of the season.

It is rumoured that Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are also keeping an eye on the 21-year-old.

Watkins is a product of Exeter City’s youth academy, and has been at the club since 2004, when he was just eight years old.

He spent the 2014/15 season on loan at Weston-Super-Mare, where he scored 10 goals in 24 appearances.

He returned to Exeter City the following year, and was plunged straight into first team action.

At the tender age of 21, he’s appeared for his boyhood club 66 times, finding the back of the net on 21 separate occasions.

It hasn’t been until this season however that the bigger clubs have noticed him.

Watkins has shone through for Exeter this year, and has helped guide them to the Sky Bet League Two Play-Offs.

He’s scored 13 league goals for the club in 43 games. This may not seem particularly impressive, but Watkins is primarily an attacking midfielder/winger, so to contribute that many goals to one season is a testament to the young man.