Report: Newcastle United preparing mega-money bid for Ismaila Sarr

Rennes' Senegalese forward Ismaila Sarr gestures during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Stade Rennais FC and US Orleans Loiret Football at the Roazhon Park stadium in...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is said to be keen on Ismaila Sarr, even though his future isn't sorted at St. James' Park.

Rennes' French forward Ismaila Sarr (L) vies with Olympique de Marseille's French forward Bouna Sarr during the French L1 football match Rennes vs Marseille on January 13, 2018 at the...

According to L’Equipe, Newcastle United are considering making a club record bid for Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr.

Rennes have knocked back a £27 million bid for the winger already for an unnamed club, but Newcastle are said to be planning to improve on that bid.

Rafael Benitez’s side reportedly rate Sarr highly and feel that he could be a great addition at St. James’ Park.


It seems questionable whether Newcastle would be considering such vast bids at this time.

Newcastle have never before paid a fee of this nature and them doing so when their manager’s future isn’t sorted seems unlikely.

Rennes' Senegalese midfielder Ismaila Sarr (R) reacts after scoring during the French Ligue 1 football match between Stade Rennais FC and Guingamp EAG at the Roazhon Park stadium in the...

Benitez has just 12 days remaining on his contract at Newcastle, and still hasn’t committed his future.

There is no doubting that Sarr would be quality for Newcastle though, as he is one of the quickest attackers in world football.

The 21-year-old scored eight goals and claimed seven assists in Ligue 1 next term, and would make a very exciting addition to Newcastle’s team.

Ismaïla Sarr of Stade Rennes controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennes at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London,...

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