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Irons linked to £50m Championship man

Watford forward Ismaila Sarr, who is again being linked to a West Ham move but seems a very unlikely target for us as things stand in this window.

The Athletic reports that the club are interested in a swoop for the Hornets man, who has dropped down to the Championship with the club after their relegation from the Premier League last season.

The Irons will continue to look for a new striker in the January transfer window as they attempt to fill the gap left behind by Seb Haller.

But a swoop for Sarr would be massively expensive , with The Athletic reporting he would cost between £30m and £50m.

The Hammers are looking at spending a maximum of around £15m this month.

Also, Watford continue to push for promotion back to the Premier League and are currently sixth in the Championship, the final play-off spot, and would surely be loathe to lose one of their best players in the January window.

Sarr has scored nine goals in the last two seasons in total and can play on both the wing and up front, which sounds a lot like Said Benrahma!

Between £30m – £50 million for a player with that scoring record is a stretch at at any time, never mind with things as they are currently.

There may not actually be space in the squad for him, and he also isn’t an out-and-out striker, so one has to think that this is a flyer and nothing more!

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5 comments on “Irons linked to £50m Championship man

  1. £50m? Who the hell dreamt that one uo? Get real.

    • Agree there Steve.
      I’ve seen him play against us and he has looked a decent player but not worth the money we are talking here.

  2. 50 M for a man that scored 9 goals in two seasons??!! sounds like a more expensive version of Haller and not really the out and out striker we are looking for. Hardly worth the column inches, must be a slow news day!

  3. Hang on, only 5 minutes ago we were told the squad was top heavy with wingers. As far as I can see it, the only championship player worth anywhere near that amount is David Brooks from Bournemouth and whether we need another midfielder or could even afford him is a different argument

  4. Last thing we need is another right winger, unless Moyes thinks he can be the next mikail Antonio and turn him into a striker.

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