Manchester United was interested to sign Ismaila Sarr last summer. The agent of the Senegalese has confirmed that the Red Devils are interested to sign him.
Ismaila Sarr joined Watford in 2019 for £27m from Rennes. He made his mark in his first season at Premier League. He made 30 appearances for Watford in his breakthrough season and scored 6 times. His brace against Liverpool last season is one of the best performances. He also provided 5 assists for Watford last season. This season he has already made 25 appearances for them and scored 5 goals.
His attacking abilities caught the eyes of many other big Premier League clubs. Manchester United Liverpool and many other clubs wanted the 22 years old.
It was rumoured that Manchester United is the front runner to sign Ismaila Sarr. Manchester United was linked to some of the exciting talents last summer to solve their winger issues.
Speaking in a recent interview with Panafricalfootball, the agent of Ismaila Sarr revealed how close his agent was to join the Red Devils. He said, “During the summer, the Manchester club wanted to sign the Senegalese forward.”
“At the last moment, they offered a loan without an option, which Watford didn’t accept because the loan was expected to be accompanied by an option with right of first refusal for the Manchester club.”
In January, Manchester United finally signed 18 years old Facundo Pellisti in the summer as the winger before they signed Amad Diallo. Sarr could have been an excellent addition to the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.