Report: Watford not giving up on Newcastle United target Youssouf Sabaly

Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal  and Sofiane Feghouli of Algeria  during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Algeria at at the Cairo International Stadium on July 19, 2019...

Newcastle United and Watford are reportedly interested in Youssouf Sabaly of Youssouf Sabaly.

Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Semi Final match between Senegal and Tunisia at  30th June Stadium on July 14, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

According to Wiwsport.com, Bordeaux have accepted an offer from Newcastle United for Youssouf Sabaly, but Watford are not giving up.

It has been reported that Premier League duo Newcastle and Watford are interested in signing Sabaly from French club Bordeaux in the summer transfer window.

The report has claimed that Watford remain interested in the 26-year-old defender, and that the next few hours will be crucial.

 

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Sabaly is a very good defender and is versatility enough to operate as right-back or as a left-back.

According to WhoScored, the defender made 21 starts and one two substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Bordeaux last season, providing one assist in the process.

NIMES, FRANCE - April 20:  Rachid Alioui #7 of Nimes and Youssouf Sabaly #20 of Bordeaux challenge for the ball during the Nimes V Bordeaux, French Ligue 1, regular season match at Stade...

The 26-year-old also made four appearances in the Europa League for Les Girondins last season, according to WhoScored.

During the 2017-18 campaign, the defender made 35 appearances in Ligue 1 for Bordeaux, providing five assists in the process, while back in 2016-17, the Senegal international made 30 appearances in Ligue 1 for the French outfit, providing four assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Youssouf Sabaly of Senegal  and Sofiane Feghouli of Algeria  during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Algeria at at the Cairo International Stadium on July 19, 2019...

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