Premier League club Newcastle United are reported by France Football to have lodged a bid of around £10.5M for Metz winger Ismaila Sarr.
According to our records we have never been linked with this player before.
The 19-year-old played the full season for Metz last season with 33 appearances and five goals and he has already been capped 5 times by the country of his birth – Senegal.
19 year-old Metz winger and Senegal International Ismaila Sarr
The player only moved to Matz last summer from Senegal club Generation Foot and in 2015.
Sarr played in the 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations when he was just 17 but still played 3 games for his country as Senegal finished in 4th place.
He made his senior debut for Senegal against Namibia in September of last year in Dakar in a 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
The other clubs who are said to be interested in the player include Watford and Lille but according to the report Newcastle have stolen a march on the other two clubs by tabling a decent offer for the player.
This is another case of Rafa trying to snap up top talent for a reasonable fee and he can then develop the player at Newcastle to become a first team regular.
The news is that Metz want £12M for Sarr so we are already very close – Rafa must really want this player.
We are being linked with so many players recently it’s hard to keep up with all the news.