By Sam Stone

22nd Jun, 2022 | 7:30pm

West Ham United must capitalise on latest Watford news with double transfer swoop for Sarr and Dennis

An EFL regulation could force Watford to cash in on their prized assets – and if so West Ham must react by pursuing deals for Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis.

West Ham have been admirers of the Watford pair, with David Moyes looking to add to his forward ranks this summer.

The Daily Mail reported on 2 June, that the Hammers were in a three-way race for Nigerian striker Dennis, along with Brentford and Crystal Palace.

The Hammers are also interested in Sarr as reported by ExWHUemployee via his Patreon account on (17 June) 

However, Moyes could’ve received a boost in his pursuit of the pair with Football League regulation 33.8 [via Watford Observer 21 June] meaning the Hornets can name no more than 11 non-homegrown players in their matchday squad.

This is six players less than the Premier League limit of 17 non-homegrown players in their squad.

The Hornets currently have 23 non-homegrown players on their books which would leave at least 12 of their players to be left out of matchday the matchday squad for their Championship campaign.

With Dennis and Sarr both falling in the non-homegrown player category, there is every chance that the Hornets will now be more inclined to cash in on their prized pair.

With Moyes looking for value in the market, he simply has to take advantage of a situation such as this in order to secure the best deal possible for the Hammers.

Sarr and Dennis are proven Premier League quality, and with both players still only 24, they could be long-term assets for the Hammers going forward.

This is a situation Moyes should take advantage of.