Premier League side Leeds United are yet to make an offer for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, although it is heavily linked with a move for him, according to this morning’s Twitter update Fabrizio Romano.
The Hornets have already shown they are ready to cash in on a valuable asset this summer when Emmanuel Dennis joined Nottingham Forest in a deal worth around £20million.
Despite interest in Sarr, with Manchester United key figure Darren Fletcher joining the Hawthorns last week to see him in action against West Bromwich Albion, he is yet to seal a move from Vicarage Road.
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Liverpool were also linked with a move for the Senegalese international earlier this year, although they haven’t made their move yet, so Jesse Marsch’s side may be able to step in.
And it was reported they struck a deal last Wednesday to lure the 24-year-old and potentially add another option in the final third, despite already investing in Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra this summer.
However, Journalist Romano has announced that the Whites have yet to make an offer, although that potential deal doesn’t look like it’s going to be finalized any time soon.
According to that the same journalistthey will now only switch players when they spot “top opportunities”, possibly indicating that their business could be pretty much done for this window.
The 24-year-old already has top-flight experience which could make him a better target than Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton-Diaz at this stage.
However, Football League World understand the Hornets are currently on £25million and that’s no real surprise considering he has plenty of time left on his contract.
He could also be instrumental in guiding Rob Edwards’ side back into the top flight for the first time since Dennis’ departure so they should try to last as much as possible.
£25m could be a bit steep for the Whites at this point, especially for a side that came close to relegation last season. They’ve had a decent start to the season but it could be ideal for them not to overspend in the long term as they may be trying to prepare for all scenarios.
He’s still a real asset in the top flight though, so you wouldn’t exactly blame the West Yorkshire outfit if they bid. The player may also be open to this move as it gives them the opportunity to pursue their profession again in the top flight.