Newcastle could soon have 'very speedy' front-line as Howe eyes £30m star

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe

Journalist Pete O’Rourke is excited by the prospect of Newcastle star Allan Saint-Maximin and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr linking up together at St James’ Park.

The Tyneside club are currently being linked with Sarr, who has been one of the Hornets’ better players this season.

What is the latest news involving Sarr?

According to The Sun, Newcastle are interested in signing Sarr this summer as Eddie Howe looks to bolster his attack.

The same outlet states that the 24-year-old is almost certain to leave Vicarage Road in the next transfer window and is likely to cost more than the £30m his current club paid Rennes for his signature back in 2019.

While Watford have had a season to forget and look on course for relegation, Sarr has been a shining light for Roy Hodgson’s side.

In 17 league appearances, the Senegalese winger has scored five times and provided one assist, helping his team to earn points against Aston Villa, Norwich City, Manchester United and the club now chasing him, Newcastle.

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What has O’Rourke said about Sarr to Newcastle?

O’Rourke thinks Sarr, alongside Saint-Maximin, will bring speed, creativity and goals to Newcastle’s attack.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the transfer insider said: “If you had Saint-Maximin on one wing and Ismaila Sarr on the other, they’d be very speedy attackers and people who can score goals, create goals. And we all know Newcastle fans love to see their team play attacking football.”

Is Sarr a realistic target for Newcastle?

Absolutely. Following their recent takeover, they should have no problem paying the £30m+ fee Watford are reportedly looking for, while convincing Sarr to leave Vicarage Road is unlikely to be a hard task if the Hornets do go on to get relegated.

The only stumbling block is potential interest from other outfits. Sarr has been linked with several other teams in the past, including some giants from the Premier League.

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90min reported last year that Liverpool were lining up a move for Sarr, while former Watford technical director Filippo Giraldi revealed on the Here We Go podcast last March that Manchester United came extremely close to signing the Senegal international in 2020.

If either club reignites their interest in Sarr, that could be a problem for Newcastle. But perhaps the Magpies’ project and a guarantee of regular minutes, something the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United may not be able to offer, could give the Magpies the edge in any potential transfer tussle.

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