Crystal Palace step up interest in Leeds and Newcastle target Ismaila Sarr as Watford star sits out latest clash with injury August 16, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
Ismaila Sarr sat out Watford’s 1-1 draw with Birmingham amid speculation builds around his future at the club.
The Senegal international has been linked with a move away from Vicarage Road following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
According to reports from The Athletic, Crystal Palace are hopeful of completing a deal to sign the forward before the end of the month.
The Eagles are working on a deal with negotiations having taken place behind the scenes for a number of weeks.
Palace’s sporting director, Dougie Freedman, was in attendance at St Andrew’s for the Championship fixture however he never got to see his man in action with Sarr left out as a precaution due to a hamstring injury.
As it stands, no agreement has yet been reached with Watford claiming that no offer has been received.
Palace are long-term admirers of Sarr having monitored his progress since arriving in England.
Since joining Watford, the 25-year-old has scored 25 goals and contributed 19 assists in 95 fixtures.
Patrick Vieira is particularly keen to add pace to his attacking line as he looks to bolster his options before the end of the month.
This comes after Cristian Benteke’s move to DC United was confirmed earlier in August.
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