Watford boss Xisco Munoz says it will only take a BIG offer for the club to sell Ismaila Sarr in the final days of the window after Senegalese winger begins new Premier League season brightly
- Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has started the new Premier League season brightly
- Hornets boss Xisco Munoz revealed he wants to keep his star winger at the club
- Munoz said it would only take a very large offer to sell Sarr before the deadline
Watford manager Xisco Munoz wants Ismaila Sarr to stay at Vicarage Road, and says it would take a huge offer to tempt the Senegalese winger away.
Sarr and Watford travel to Tottenham on Sunday where Harry Kane has decided to stay for now after Manchester City failed to match Daniel Levy’s valuation of the England captain.
And with big clubs including Liverpool looking at Sarr, Munoz hopes he will still be a Watford player when the transfer window closes this week.
Watford manager Xisco Munoz says it would take a big offer for Ismaila Sarr (above) to leave
Hornets boss Munoz described his star winger as a ‘very good player, a top player’
He said: ‘It’s always the same in the transfer market – everybody speaks about the top players and Sarr is a very good player, a top player.
‘It’s normal there are rumours about him, but if you are asking if I want him here and to stay at the club then yes because he’s so very good.’
Asked if it would take a big offer to take him away, Munoz responded: ‘For me, sure, because he’s a top, top player.’
Watford signed Moussa Sissoko on Friday, to link up with former Tottenham team-mate Danny Rose, who has been helping Munoz prepare to face Spurs.
Watford have been busy in the transfer market, signing Moussa Sissoko from Spurs last week
Munoz, 40, has only been a manager for just over a year, starting at his former club Dinamo Tbilisi last August, and then moving in December to Watford, whom he led to promotion from the Championship.
He admits he is still learning and knows that he and his side must adapt quickly to life in the Premier League.
‘We’ve changed styles this season because the Premier League and Championship are very different. There is not the same space, the velocity and tempo of the game is totally different, the chances you give to your opponents. You make one small mistake and you have a big problem.
‘The time to learn the process is short, but believe me when you work with big players, it is very easy to give them information. The timing is hard, but because they are clever players they understand quickly.
Munoz (right) has been pleased by how his players have adapted to top-flight football
‘I am young, too, and I need to learn about all these situations but I always have one thing – hunger. I am hungry and want the best for the players and the club.’
But he will have the cool head of a mathematician when he leads his team out at Tottenham’s state-of-the-art stadium in front of a full house today.
‘When I sit there in the dug-out, it is like mathematics in my head. The excitement before the game, is one thing, perfect, but when I am there it is work, and mathematics. My focus is in the game.
‘We know the difficult challenge ahead, but the most important thing is to stay alert, be compact and try to stop Tottenham. They have very talented players, but we have our plan.’