This may be the end of a story between Ismaila Sarr and Watford. Having failed to climb back into the Premier League, the Hornets are ready to sell the international during this summer mercato. An intention that is already attracting suitors like West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen.
It is an open secret. Ismaïla Sarr should not stay at Watford next season. A second consecutive year in the Championship (English D2) could extinguish it and when his popularity rating still remains intact with scouts, Ismaïla Sarr must therefore take advantage and find a more exciting challenge than that of the English kick and rush.
If Aston Villa and Crystal Palace had already taken position in this file, these clubs could be dribbled by West Ham. The Hammers are among the teams interested in Ismaïla Sarr. And this is a good thing because Watford is now ready to sell the Senegalese winger during the summer mercato.
West Ham are keen to sign a “formidable” striker, a “scary” player who has had another impressive campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists. The price of Ismaila Sarr is even set by Watford at 20 million euros.
It’s not only in the Premier League where Ismaïla Sarr’s name is circulating. In the German Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen is also interested. The Lion will be the ideal replacement for the French international Moussa Diaby.
He is about to leave the German club. Arrived in 2019 at the Hornets for 30 million euros from Stade Rennais, the 25-year-old Senegalese winger or striker is indeed convinced that it is time to seek a new challenge. The contract of Ismaila Sarr at Vicarage Road expires at the end of the next season 2024.