Forward Marley Watkins signed for Norwich on a free transfer from Barnsley on 1st June 2017. This will be completed on 1st July 2017.
Although born in London, Watkins grew up in South Wales and joined Swansea as a youth team player in 1999. He was released in 2007 and joined Cheltenham Town in 2008. On 9th August 2008, he made his first senior appearance for the club, playing in the last ten minutes of the 4–2 defeat at Northampton. In doing so, he became Cheltenham Town's youngest ever league player.
In September 2010, he joined non-league Bath City on loan which was made permanent in January 2011.He spent the following season at Hereford winning a 'Player of the Month' award in his first month at the club. He ultimately played 34 league games and scored five goals in his season at Hereford.
In June 2013, jhe joined Scottish side Inverness Caledonian Thislte, making his debut in a 2-2 draw at Celtic. During Marley's time at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, the club finished in the top 3 to qualify for Europe for the first time in their history, got to the final of the Scottish League Cup and won football's oldest cup competition, the Scottish Cup. Marley scored and assisted one other in the final to help Inverness lift the cup. During this time, he was placed on standby for the Welsh international team.
On 5th June 2015, he signed for Barnsley. n his first season with Barnsley, the club won the Johnstone Paint Trophy against Oxford, and won promotion via the play offs to gain promotion to the Championship. He had a decent season in 2016/17 scoring 10 goals in 45 appearances, primarily in the Championship.
He made his Norwich debut in the 1-1 draw away to Fulham on the opening day of the 2017/18 season (5th August 2017). He scored his first goal for Norwich in the 4-1 win in the League Cup against Charlton on 22nd August 2017.
Watkins made his debut for Wales in the 1-1 draw with Panama on 14th November 2017. He came on as a 70th minute sunstitute.
On 15th June 2018, Watkins was sold to Bristol City for a fee of just over £1million. He is reunited with Bristol City manager Lee Johnson, who signed Watkins in 2015 when he was Barnsley boss, after the two forged a strong working relationship during their time in Yorkshire.
Marley returned to Scotland on 22nd AUgust 2020 signing for Aberdeen on loan until January 2021. With strikers Sam Cosgrove, Curtis Main and Ryan Edmondson all out injured, Watkins will provide cover up front for Aberdeen. He had scored three times in 27 appearances for Bristol City.