Why Watford’s pursuit of Ismaila Sarr makes sense

During a promising 2018/19 campaign where they reached the FA Cup final and flirted with European qualification, Javi Gracia’s Watford finished seven points off a Europa League place and ended frustrated.

Their reported pursuit of Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr makes sense, not least as they aim to bridge the gap between themselves and the league’s top clubs.

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