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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5 Ligue 1 youngsters destined for big future transfers

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Ligue 1 is a division regularly criticised for its lack of competitiveness at the top, given just how easily Paris Saint-Germain appear to dominate on a yearly basis. However, it’s one that produces a wide variety of talented youngsters across the world who shine for their respective clubs, countries and earn exposure to Europe’s top sides – where they’re regularly snapped up.

Thomas Lemar, Alban Lafont, Issa Diop, Joris Gnagnon and Odsonne Edouard are just a handful of talented youngsters who have left France’s top tier for European transfer moves this past summer, but who are the next batch of players coming through? Continue reading