Newcastle United considering testing Watford resolve with January approach for winger

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Following their eye-watering takeover earlier this month, Newcastle United’s new hierarchy will be firmly focused on reinforcing their playing squad’s talent in a bid to beat relegation.

One player who is reportedly at the top of the Magpies’ January wish-list is Watford wide-man Ismaila Sarr.

That’s according to a recent report from Daily Mail, who claims the talented winger has been on Newcastle United’s radar for quite some time.

Watford faces a challenge to remain in England’s top-flight too though and while they may be aware of the Magpies’ interest, they’re expected to do all they can to reject any January approaches for their star man.

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Since joining the Hornets in 2019 following a £27m move from French side Rennes, Sarr, 23, has gone on to be one of the country’s most exciting attackers.

Ismaila Sarr has proved that he’s a very exciting talent.

Despite spending last season in the Championship, now back in the Premier League, the 23-year-old is once again proving why he should be considered a real talent.

Having featured in all of his side’s first nine Premier League matches of the new 2021-22 season, Sarr has netted four goals with his contributions playing a major role in the Hornets’ current 14th-place position.

Whether or not Newcastle United can convince Watford to offload their attacking ace remains to be seen, however, with his contract not set to expire until 2024 – one this is for sure, the Hornets will be the ones holding all the cards when it comes to any future negotiations.

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