Newcastle United are reportedly interested in a potential deal for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
According to The Sun, the Magpies are looking to land the Senegal international, who looks highly likely to leave Vicarage Road even if Watford stay in the Premier League.
Sarr will have two years left on his contract in the summer.
So it’s probably a good time for the Hornets to sell and recoup some of the £30 million they initially paid for the winger.
The reports adds that Liverpool have also sent scouts to watch Sarr, so Newcastle potentially face competition.
Sarr has enjoyed a decent couple of years with the club since his move from Rennes in 2019.
He has scored 24 goals and made 17 assists for the club in 86 games, and has caught the eye with his direct style and searing pace.
This term, he’s chipped in with five Premier League goals.
Sarr is a player that has been linked with Newcastle before.
His name cropped up again shortly after the takeover went through back in October.
And he was someone Mike Ashley actually looked to sign in 2017 and then again in 2019, before he eventually completed a move to Watford.
Newcastle made a bid to sign Sarr when he was 19 and playing for Metz (France Football). Then, Newcastle were expected to make an offer for him in 2019, but turned their attention to Allan Saint-Maximin.
He is a player who has long been admired by officials at St. James’ Park and it seems there remains some interest in him as the summer window approaches.
Ismaila Sarr would be an exciting signing for Newcastle
It remains to be seen if Newcastle are finally able to pull off a deal for Sarr this summer.
But he’d be a really exciting addition to the squad if the club were able to bring him in.
Sarr has stood out in a struggling team. So, he could potentially go to a new level in a better team.
Sarr is quick and direct, and is someone that makes things happen in the final third.
He could be expensive. But he’s got Premier League experience and still has a lot of room to grow at the age of 24. He could eventually become a frightening winger.