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Senegal star Ismaila Sarr completes club-record switch to

Senegal star Ismaila Sarr completes club-record switch to”

Watford broke their club record transfer fee on Thursday with the signing of Senegal winger Ismaïla Sarr from Rennes.

The Watford Observer says Sarr has joined Watford from Rennes after months of negotiations. The 21-year-old has 18 goals from 77 matches in total for Rennes, whom he joined after one season with French club Metz, where he scored five goals in 33 games.

This latest signing follows in the footsteps of West Brom's Craig Dawson, Fluminense's Joao Pedro, Manchester City's Tom Dele-Bashiru, Leeds' Sam Dalby and the free transfer move of former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck as new additions to the Vicarage Road outfit.

A Coupe de France victor with Rennes and an AFCON runner-up for Senegal, Sarr started out with Metz before earning a move to fellow Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2017. Moreover, the Senegal worldwide helped his team finish on the second spot in the AFCON.Sarr played 77 times over two years at Roazhon Park, scoring 18 goals.

Sarr was part of Senegal's side which finished as runners-up at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, while he was also involved in their squad during the World Cup in 2018.



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