Il 21enne attaccante senegalese ha firmato un contratto quinquennale con gli Hornets

Ismaïla Sarr è ufficialmente un nuovo giocatore del Watford. Il 21enne attaccante senegalese, classe 1998, arriva a titolo definitivo dal Rennes e ha firmato con gli Hornets un contratto di durata quinquennale con scadenza fissata per il 30 giugno 2024. Sarr, che ha scelto di indossare la maglia numero 23, è il quarto acquisto di questo calciomercato estivo del Watford di Javi Gracia dopo Danny Welbeck, Craig Dawson e Tom Dele-Bashiru. Ecco il comunicato del Watford (fonte: watfordfc.com):

Watford have completed a new club record transfer following the deadline day arrival of highly sought-after Senegal international Ismaïla Sarr.

The Hornets have beaten off strong competition to secure the services of the 21-year-old winger from Rennes, who has agreed a five-year contract with the Hornets.

Linked with a host of top-flight European clubs, Sarr is the latest addition to Javi Gracia’s squad ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, following the arrival of Danny Welbeck, Craig Dawson and Tom Dele-Bashiru.

A Coupe de France winner with Rennes and an AFCON runner-up for Senegal, the exciting attacker started out with Metz before earning a move to fellow Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2017.

He played 77 times over two years at Roazhon Park, scoring 18 goals, including some eye-catching displays against Arsenal in the Europa League earlier this year.

The pacey forward has also made 18 appearances on the international stage for Senegal, appearing three times at the 2018 World Cup and then playing regularly throughout the Lions’ run to the AFCON 2019 final.

He will wear squad number 23 for the Hornets.