According to Sky Sports, Watford are in talks to sign Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr. The report states that any deal for the attacker would certainly break the Hornets’ current club record fee of £18 million.
Sarr enjoyed a fine season in Ligue 1 last time out. The 21-cap Senegal international featured regularly for Rennes. He scored eight goals and provided seven assists over the course of the league campaign.
Sarr is an exciting prospect with lots of potential. He would also arrive at Vicarage Road with plenty of potential resale value, making him a wise investment for Javi Gracia at this time.
Watford had an impressive season in the Premier League last time out. They ought to capitalise upon that success by showing some ambition in the transfer market this summer. Sarr would certainly represent an exciting signing, and would demonstrate that Watford are serious about maintaining their recent progress.
Vicarage Road would be an ideal next destination for Sarr too. There is room for a new winger in Gracia’s squad, so the youngster would likely get plenty of game time. It would also give him a chance to test himself at Premier League level, and perhaps catch the eye of a Champions League club.