French newspaper l’Equipe are reporting today that Newcastle are set to bid for Rennes winger Ismaila Sar.
Watford bid €30M (£26.8M) for him recently and were turned down so if Newcastle bid and the deal is accepted it would be a record incoming transfer fee for Newcastle United.
The 21-year-old winger was born in Senegal and moved to Rennes from Metz in the summer of 2017.
The 6ft 1ins tall player was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal.
21-year-old Rennes winger Ismaila Sar
He began his career with Senegalese football club Generation Foot before moving to Metz n 2016 on a five-year deal.
He already has 20 caps and 3 goals for the full Senegal side so this lad’s a very good player and highly regarded.
Sar has an excellent record at Rennes appearing 77 times for the club with 18 goals and 16 assists.
Last season he played 50 games in all competitions with 13 goals and 11 assists.
Newcastle are reported ready to bid higher than the Watford bid in order to capture this Senegal International.
This is the kind of young player that Rafa can build a top side at Newcastle with.
The winger looks like a very good player who could make us stronger down the wings.