There is no doubt that it has been a season to remember for Ollie Watkins.

The Aston Villa forward made the move to the Premier League side from Brentford for a transfer fee that is believed to have been worth around the £28 million fee – a club record – and it seems he has taken to life at Villa Park like a duck would to water.

Watkins has managed to score 12 goals so far for the Villans in his debut season and although Brentford are unlikely to have been left surprised with his form, the latest developments in the 25-year-old’s career may have left them a little shocked. Those that use will know what feeling shocked is like, as they will not have been able to believe the offers that are available to claim.

The forward’s form has recently earned him an international call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England side for the upcoming break, which could see him make his debut against San Marino, Albania or Poland over the coming week.

If he does make an appearance for the Three Lions, then Brentford will have even more reasons to celebrate.

Thomas Frank’s Bees are reported to have had a clause inserted in the transfer deal taking Watkins to Aston Villa that included an additional £1 million if he were to get an international cap.

It is understood that Brentford will also receive more money for each international cap Watkins achieves, up to a certain amount.

They, though, are not the only EFL club to potentially benefit from the deal as League Two Exeter City are also believed to receive around 15% of that figure as well, therefore picking up £150,000 each time the 25-year-old pulls on an England jersey and plays for his country. Receiving a figure like this will be like the feeling punters get when they find the best payout newzealand casinos have to offer.

Furthermore, the two EFL clubs could pick up an additional financial windfall once the conclusion of the current 20/21 Premier League season arrives. The deal taking Watkins to Villa also had a clause that would see an additional £1 million be paid out if the Villans were to avoid relegation this season.

That looks incredibly likely at the moment, with Dean Smith’s side having performed above expectations, therefore, Exeter City could be about to receive another £150,000.

The Grecians will not be complaining about that, as it could provide them with some much-needed money that can help them live life a little easier, or put them in a position to sign some new players and keep them as competitive as possible.