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Manchester united target Watford star Ismaila Sarr.

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Watford winger Ismaila Sarr could become a summer transfer target for Manchester United if they manage to sign Erling Haaland, who is valued at over £150 million by Borussia Dortmund.

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In that event, Sarr would be a more affordable alternative to Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, who United failed to sign last summer.

 

The red devils also came close to bringing Sarr to Old Trafford following Watford’s relegation from the Premier League, according to former Hornets technical director Filippo Giraldi.

 

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Ismaila Sarr of Watford and Alex Telles of Manchester United in action. (Photo by Visionhaus)

 

“We were extremely close [to a deal], I was personally negotiating with them,” Giraldi told the Here We Go podcast this week. “We weren’t able to reach an agreement.”

The Express reported that United could eventually go back in for Sarr should they succeed in landing Haaland.

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Senegal international Sarr joined Watford from Rennes in August 2019 for a club-record £40 million, and the Hornets are believed to have demanded the same price for the 23-year-old last summer, when liverpool were also reportedly interested.

 

However, he looks likely to find himself back in the top flight next season with Watford. The Hornets, now managed by Xisco Munoz, are well on target to bounce straight back, sitting second in the Championship with eight games to go and having won nine of their last ten.

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