Watford makes huge demand as Man Utd ‘rushes’ for winger

Date published: Monday 5th October 2020 5:33 - Joe Williams

Ismaila Sarr West Ham Watford Man Utd

Watford have rejected a bid from fellow Premier League side Man Utd for their winger Ismaila Sarr, according to reports.

The Premier League side forked out a sizeable £30m to bring Sarr to England from French club Rennes last summer and his performances last season have only increased his value.

With four years left on his contract at Vicarage Road, the Hornets are in a good position to negotiate a high sum despite relegation from the Premier League.

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Reports had linked Sarr with Liverpool – before they signed Diogo Jota from Wolves – and Man Utd in previous months, with the Red Devils now reportedly making a bid for the winger.

Telefoot journalist Saber Desfarges has claimed that Watford ‘declined’ a ‘loan offer with option to buy’ for £45m from Man Utd.

However, he continued by saying that the Hornets have issued a counter-proposal in which Man Utd would have to pay £25m if they failed to ‘exercise the purchase option’ with ‘negotiations in progress’.


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