Rennes reportedly want £36m for Newcastle and Watford target Ismaila Sarr

Senegalese players Abdoulaye Diallo, Ismaila Sarr, MBaye Niang of Stade Rennais celebrate the victory following the French Cup Final (Coupe de France) between Stade Rennais (Rennes) and...

Newcastle United and Watford reportedly want Ismaila Sarr of Rennes.

PARIS, FRANCE - April 27: Ismaila Sarr #7 of Rennes is fouled by Julian Draxler #23 of Paris Saint-Germain during the Rennes V Paris Saint-Germain, Coupe de France Final at the Stade de...

According to The Mirror (print edition, page 57, June 20, 2019), Watford have had a bid rejected by Rennes for Ismaila Sarr, who is also claimed to be on the radar of Newcastle United.

It has been reported that Watford made a bid of £20 million for Sarr, but French club Rennes have turned it down.

The Mirror (Transfer live blog, 7:54pm, June 19, 2019) has claimed that Rennes want as much as £36m as transfer fee for the 21-year-old.


Record transfer fee needed for Newcastle United

According to L’Equipe, Newcastle are interested in signing Sarr from Rennes in the summer transfer window.

Given Rennes’s reported demand for £36m as transfer fee for the 21-year-old, the Magpies will have to break their own transfer record in order to bring the winger to St. James’ Park.

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,...

Miguel Almiron became the Magpies’ most expensive signing in January 2019 when he joined from Atlanta United for a transfer fee reported by The Telegraph to be worth £20 million.

According to WhoScored, Sarr made 32 starts and three substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Rennes this past season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in the process.

Ismaila Sarr of Stade Rennais, Juan Bernat of PSG during the French Cup Final (Coupe de France) between Stade Rennais (Rennes) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de France on April 27,...

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