Watford could end up without the services of another winger as Ismaila Sarr’s transfer looks unlikely.
Sarr was one of the most sought out wingers from France after a spectacular season which saw him score 13 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions. Watford were touted to be his next destination but the Hornets are reportedly unwilling to meet Rennes’ demands.
The Ligue 1 outfit value Sarr at more than £30m which would mean that Watford would have to break their transfer record to attain his services. However, the report reveals that the Hornets are sticking to their valuation of the player and a move could collapse due to that.
Javi Gracia would certainly be disappointed if he fails to land the star Senegalese winger but with the recent acquisition of former Arsenal and Manchester United attacker Danny Welbeck on a free transfer, they could be sorted at least until the winter transfer window.
Welbeck has shown previously that he is capable of playing on either wing as well as upfront which will come in as a massive bonus for Gracia this season. Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra are expected to occupy either wing while the likes of Ken Sema and Isaac Success will provide sufficient cover.
With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Watford will find it difficult to get the deal over the line even if they can agree on a fee with Rennes but with enough firepower in their squad already, they are good enough to last the whole season with the wingers they have.