Manchester United will not be making another bid for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr before the domestic transfer window closes, according to reports in the English media.
It was reported that the Red Devils proposed to loan the Senegalese international, with an option to buy for £25m, but the Hornets rejected the offer as they are holding out for around £45m.
United can still sign players from the Championship until October 16th, but it is believed that they are now satisfied that they have enough wingers, after also signing teenager Facundo Pellistri from Penarol on deadline day. Fans on Twitter don’t believe the young Uruguayan is sufficient backup, considering the club were after the likes of Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele earlier in the window:
He gonna be relying on an 18 year old Pellistri
— Jacob Kalevski (@banterboi7) October 6, 2020
We need a stop gap untill January minimum
— ‘ (@UtdChart) October 6, 2020
Sancho in January then
— Marko🇷🇸 (@Cerak52) October 6, 2020
He won’t be in a job after November anyway because of the fixtures coming up and the club already made contact with poch
— AJ Redmond 🔴💈🩸 (@adamred66767776) October 6, 2020
Sarr is a talent pick him up. Massive ability and will have resale.
— Rambo (@Rambo74924641) October 6, 2020
So our season depends on a 18 year old random kid from Uruguay
The owners did ole bad 💔💔💔
— Adarshjohnny2004 (@Adarshjohnny201) October 6, 2020
There isnt any hope for us 😪💔
— Mohamed ziyad khan (@Mozeekhan) October 6, 2020
We literally signed no winger for the first team 2 kids one which will go in the under 23 team and one who arrives in January 🤔
— Dylan (@DylanMUFC201) October 6, 2020
Jesus Christ, relying on a kid who has never played in the PL. Get a grip, we needed an established winger and he knows it
— Barry (@UnitedCynic) October 6, 2020
It could well be the case that the Red Devils will overlook a move for Sarr as they wait to make another attempt to sign Sancho in January but that comes with its own risks, with the club needing to strengthen now after losing two of their first three league games this season.