Things are never easy as far as Watford are concerned.
After spending five years in the Premier League they now face the daunting prospect of securing promotion back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
While the Hornets have arguably got the strongest squad in the Championship, things have been tough.
A change in head coach has already been made as the club look to close the gap on the automatic promotion spots, while the January transfer window will also be another obstacle to overcome.
Of course bringing in new players is an exciting part of the window, there’s also the concern regarding their existing players.
With such a wealth of talent in Xisco Munoz’s squad it’s inevitable that Watford could be fielding some calls from the Premier League and across Europe for their stars.
One man who is at the top of that list is Ismaila Sarr.
The winger moved to Vicarage Road in the summer of 2018 as one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
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Six goals and six assists in the Premier League last term was a decent start for the 22-year-old as he was a standout player in a struggling side, with the hope being that he would kick on even further this term.
That suggests that more interest could be on the cards next month.
Sarr’s value will have depreciated somewhat by being in the second tier, but Watford know that if they get promoted then the starlet will be one of the hottest young prospects in the Premier League once again.
With Watford firmly in the mix for promotion it’s essential that they don’t cash in their chips too early.
Sarr’s goal against Norwich City at the weekend showed that he could be pivotal in helping the club to secure promotion this season, and with more experience under his belt he could be a star in the top flight next term.
The last thing that they want to do is sell him for less than he’s worth next month – a move which would be seen as terrible business given the potential that both the player and club could fulfil over the coming months.