Newcastle are thought to be interested in the Rennes attacker Ismaila Sarr.
According to L’Equipe (translated by SportWitness), Watford are keen on the player as well and they have made a €30m move for him.
Sarr is very highly rated in Ligue 1 and he would be a quality signing for both teams.
Newcastle certainly need him a lot more than Watford. Rafa Benitez’s side could use pace, flair and goals from the wide positions.
Watford have quality options there in the form of Pereyra and Deulofeu.
It will be interesting to see if Newcastle make their move for the 21-year-old in the coming weeks. They will have to move quickly in order to secure his services.
Sarr scored 13 goals last season and he picked up 8 assists as well.
The youngster could develop into a Premier League star in the right environment. He has the talent to make it to the top and Benitez could be the man to unlock his potential.
The Spaniard is a world-class coach and he would certainly help improve Sarr’s game.
The Rennes ace is prodigiously talented but his game needs refinement. Working with Benitez could help him fine-tune those edges.
We should be after him, hurry up Benitez
— adam thompson (@histonadam85) June 18, 2019
Good player. As with a lot of French league talent, people don’t think much about it until they actually see them play and then they are very pleased with what they see. A league worth following.
— DvJea (@dv_jea) June 18, 2019
I’d love to sign him, hes a beast!
— Sheikh Dazza D (@xFishyxUHC) June 18, 2019
Top player, but no way Ashley will ever sanction such a fee
— The Perennial Pundit (@PerennialPundit) June 18, 2019
— Whose That Team (@Whose_That_Team) June 18, 2019