Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Everton vying for Ismaila Sarr


Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace are interested in signing Watford striker Ismaila Sarr.

According to the Italian journalist Ignasi GenuardiAston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace are all looking to sign winger Ismaila Sarr, 24, from Championship club Watford.

The Senegalese international has fared well in the Championship this season, and has six goals and three assists to his name in the second division. He could prove to be a quality signing for each of Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace. But it will be interesting to see where it ends up.

The chance to return to the Premier League will be a tempting proposition for the versatile striker. And it remains to be seen whether his suitors can agree a fee with Watford in the coming weeks.

Aston Villa could use more depth in their attack, and Sarr could slot into the left-back position in Unai Emery’s front three. Aston Villa’s new manager has already improved his side’s performance since his arrival. And a couple of smart additions in January would help Villa finish the season strongly. Villa have also shown interest in Samuel Chukwueze.

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As for Everton, Frank Lampard’s side have been pretty mediocre this season, and could use a quality addition in the final third. Brazilian striker Richarlison has not been properly replaced, and Sarr could be his similar replacement at left-back.

Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira could also use some variety in the final third. And the 24-year-old Watford winger looks like a quality option in theory. Crystal Palace also tried to sign Sarr in the summer.

All three clubs have the financial resources to tempt Watford to sell the attacker. And it will be interesting to see how the situation evolves. Watford are eyeing promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season and will not want to lose any key players midway through the campaign.

It’s fair to assume that Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Everton would have to wait until the summer transfer window to sign the striker. The 24-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of next season and could be available for a reasonable price in the summer.


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