Manchester United are set to spring a surprise and try to beat Liverpool to sign Watford star Ismaila Sarr this summer, according to The Daily Mirror.
Man United will face stiff competition from Borussia Dortmund and the Reds for his signature.
The Red Devils are reportedly keen to sign the Watford winger as a possible alternative to Jadon Sancho in the summer.
It’s no secret that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a new right winger, as Daniel James just simply isn’t up to the standards required.
Sarr, 22, has scored five goals and supplied three assists in the Premier League this season, taking 1.6 shots and averaging 1.7 dribbles per game (via WhoScored). He scored twice as the Hornets ran riot over Liverpool at Vicarage Road in March, ending their hopes of staying unbeaten for the entire campaign.
Watford signed the Senegal winger from Rennes for a club record fee last year and they will surely be looking to recoup some of the £25m they paid for him in August.
Club legend Gary Neville described him as a “big talent” and suggested his old side will be looking at the youngster as a cheaper alternative to Sancho, who could cost more than £100m if he leaves the Signal Iduna Park.
As it stands, it looks increasingly likely Sancho will stay in Germany, as United are unwilling to meet Dortmund’s staggering asking price.
They could turn their attention to Sarr instead, who could become a top Premier League player if Solskjaer can get the best out of his obvious potential. Nigel Pearson has already left Vicarage Road, and now may be the perfect time for United to strike, as Watford find themselves in disarray.
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