Man United consider signing "unbelievable" £25m menace, he could be "unplayable" - opinion


Manchester United are considering a move for a recently relegated winger, if reports are to be believed…

What’s the word?

According to transfer insider Dean Jones, Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing Ismaila Sarr.

He said, speaking to GIVEMESPORT: “Sarr has reminded a lot of clubs in the Premier League that he’s probably worth an offer in this window.

“There are a few clubs that have been thinking about it – Newcastle, Man United and West Ham among them.”

Other reports have claimed he may cost £25m to sign this summer.

An unplayable addition

With key exits, frustration in the transfer market and dramas within the club, Erik ten Hag has been left light up front to start off the Premier League season.

In his side’s 2-1 loss to Brighton last weekend, his starting front three was Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Christian Eriksen as a makeshift striker.

Perhaps bolstering the wide options in the hope that either a new striker is signed, or Cristiano Ronaldo decides to stick around at Old Trafford, could be the Dutch manager’s best bet.

That would make Ismaila Sarr a fine candidate, given his incredible speed and directness, which makes him unlike anything they already have at the club.

Dubbed “unbelievable” by Troy Deeney, in only 22 Premier League appearances last season for Watford, the Senegalese star scored five and assisted a further two, however, he has started this Championship season on fire.

Recording a goal and an assist in his opening two fixtures, with the goal being an absurd lob from inside his own half, it appears that Sarr has started this campaign a man on a mission. United are in desperate need for hungry players who can pull their side through when things are tough.

The tricky winger labelled “unplayable” by journalist Sam Street could thrive if given a stronger team around him, and although he would join a club in disarray, perhaps his arrival could spell the exit of some of the more toxic performers.

Last season he created five big chances despite only registering the two assists, suggesting that if these chances had been created for someone of Ronaldo’s ilk, his stats would look much more impressive.

He proves himself not to be an idler too, outlined in his 4.7 total duels won per 90. United cannot afford any more passengers, so with this £71k-per-week ace, they would get both the skill, speed and hard work.

Ten Hag needs more attackers in his side, and to sign this unplayable winger with proven Premier League experience and all the attributes to succeed, could be one of the Red Devils’ best pieces of business in recent years.