West Brom fans have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief at being linked with Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
According to Senegalese outlet wiwsport.com, the Baggies have entered the race to sign the wide man, who is valued at around £50 million by the Hornets.
The report also suggests that Aston Villa and Liverpool are already in negotiations for the player.
Understandably, Albion fans are more than a little sceptical about the legitimacy of the update.
For one thing, price would be a major issue.
Even if Watford were to accept half of the £50 million they’re supposedly looking for, the Baggies would surely struggle to find the funds.
Factor in interest from Liverpool and the big-spending Villa, and this one is dead on arrival as far as believability is concerned.
Even if we were to forget the cost and humour the report for a moment, however, it would make no sense for Albion to put such effort into signing a player who operates by and large on the right wing.
Having already signed Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, and Callum Robinson this summer, the Baggies are well-stocked in wide areas, and it makes little sense that they would expend such a large amount of effort to bring in yet another winger.
We think it’s safe to say that this one is a prime example of the rumour mill malfunctioning.
Here are some of the best tweets from amused West Brom fans:
Absolute hilarious , lmao rolling around the floor . This is absolute gold
— Thomas (@ThomasWBA05) September 24, 2020
We'll offer them Zahore, £20 Nando's voucher, a free boiler service and 10% off code to use at Marc Darcy
— Karl Steadman (@KarlSteadman1) September 24, 2020
As if we have that sort of money 😂😂😂😂
— Albion News Gaming (@albion_gaming) September 24, 2020
West Brom – 50 million
— matt (@matt_wba) September 24, 2020
West Brom fan here and this never happened 😂
— Nightman (@TheLewis55) September 24, 2020
What on earth??
— Sam Bruhtell (@quagsandswanny_) September 24, 2020
😂 who makes these up https://t.co/PbWAMZmgNM
— andrews🏃🏻 (@Callumm_Andrews) September 24, 2020
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