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Report: Club will now consider offers for 'frightening' £30m forward, Newcastle want him alongside Ekitike

Newcastle United have been linked with Watford’s Ismaila Sarr in recent months.

The Magpies are reportedly in the market for a right-winger this summer.

And Sky Sports has claimed that the Hornets would ‘consider sensible offers’ for Sarr.

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Newcastle survived in the Premier League last season, while Watford went down.

Injury restricted Sarr to just 22 Premier League appearances last season, but he still managed to score five times.

In fact, his overall record in the English top-flight is fairly impressive.

Sarr boasts 10 goals and eight assists in 50 Premier League games, mostly from out wide.

Previous reports claimed that Newcastle had held talks with his agent.

The Magpies are also reportedly battling the likes of Everton and Crystal Palace for the £30 million-rated attacker.

Newcastle are currently pursuing Hugo Ekitike as well, and Sky Sports claims the Magpies have held ‘positive’ talks.

“He does not stop for 90 minutes”

Former Watford teammate Will Hughes lauded Sarr, in conversation with their club website last year.

“He’s frightening,” said Hughes. “How he does it every single game is scary.

“Everyone talks about his pace and that’s brilliant, but his technique and touch at the pace he runs at is frightening.

“He does not stop for 90 minutes and it’s the control he has at such pace that is the most impressive thing. He’s a good lad, too.”

In the past, clubs have struck gold when signing players from relegated clubs.

Liverpool have snapped up two such stars in recent years – Georginio Wijnaldum and Andrew Robertson.

Sarr – whose contract expires in 2024 – had some injury issues last term.

And playing for a struggling team will always be difficult in terms of goal contributions.

However, in the right team, he will surely thrive, so Newcastle should certainly think about signing him.

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