Senegalese winger, Ismaila Sarr is the fastest player at Watford. Despite the amount of speed the 24-year-old footballer has, Watford are struggling to survive relegation.
So far this season, Watford have recorded a whopping 17 defeats, 3 draws, and just five wins in 25 games in the Premier League. The poor performance of the club has left Watford on the 19th spot with just 18 points and has forced the club to sack veteran coach Claudio Ranieri.
The good news for the club is that they are just four points away from safety which means that if they start winning games more consistently, they may escape relegation.
Unfortunately for them, their next Premier League game is against Manchester United that are fighting to establish themselves in the league’s top four.
The Premier League game which is scheduled to kick off at 16:00 on Saturday, February 26, 2022, could further sink Watford as deep as 7 points away from safety if they fail to win the game.
Ahead of the Premier League game, Ismaila Sarr who is regarded as the fastest player at Watford told Sky Sports that he believes that Watford could escape relegation.
“At the end of the day, we are talking only about four points”, Ismaila Sarr said. “Of course, we have to play and we have to win games but that is the reason why we are here. We have to do everything for Watford to stay up.”
Ismaila Sarr reflects on his triumph with Senegal in AFCON
Towards 2022, Ismaila Sarr suffered a series of injuries but was able to regain fitness fast enough to join Senegal national team in Cameroon for the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Luckily enough, Senegal emerged winners of the tournament with the help of Sarr. During the tournament, Sarr was able to score a goal and provide an assist in three appearances.
In an interview with Sky, Sarr noted that his best moment in the tournament was when Senegal defeated Egypt via penalties to emerge winners of the tournament.
“It was the moment that we won the cup,” the Senegalese winger recalls. “Realising that not only had we won the cup for the team but the whole of the country. That is the moment that makes me most proud.
“I got many messages from many, many people. The most special was from my family but there were messages from fans and all the people who are close to me. I am grateful for every single one of the messages that I received because this is for them as well.
“They are the ones who helped me to achieve this.”
Ismaila Sarr’s stats at Watford and why he is the fastest player at the club?
Since Ismaila Sarr joined Watford from Stade Rennais for a transfer fee worth €30 million on August 8, 2019, the Senegal international has played 85 times for Watford in which he scored 24 goals and provided 17 assists in all competitions.
So far this season, the 24-year-old winger has scored 5 goals and provided one assist in 15 Premier League games.
Ismaila Sarr is regarded as the fastest player at Watford because he is the only player at the club that can run 34.88 km/h. The closest players to him at Watford are Josh King and Francisco Sierralta who can both run 34.84 km/h.
𝟮𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗱𝗮𝘆 🤝 𝟮𝟰 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) February 25, 2022
Celebrate Ismaïla Sarr's birthday with all of his strikes for Watford so far! 🇸🇳⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BiG41Hy1IY
What is Ismaila Sarr’s contract with Watford
Ismaila Sarr who joined Watford from Stade Rennais on August 8, 2019, signed a 5 year deal with the relegation-threatened Premier League club.
Sarr’s contract with Watford which will expire on June 30, 2024, earns him £3,276,000-per-week. The net worth of the 24-year-old Senegalese winger is reportedly 5.4 Million Pound.