Ismaila Sarr: Where to next?

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Which clubs could consider moving for the talented Senegal wideman, who was relegated with Watford last season?

  1. Liverpool


    Of course, the Reds’ esteemed front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino may not be displaced anytime soon, but Jurgen Klopp’s lack of depth outside those top class trio is somewhat concerning.

    This prompted rumours of a transfer for Timo Werner during and after the lockdown before the Germany striker opted for Chelsea, to observers’ surprise.

    Indeed, a move for Sarr would make sense as he offers Jurgen Klopp real quality beyond his trusted frontmen, and could also see the 22-year-old team up with countryman Mane.

  2. Crystal Palace
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    Crystal Palace

    With rumours of Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal resurfacing in early August, Roy Hodgson could opt for the Watford man to replace Palace’s talisman.

    Sarr showed he can be an important player for a mid-table or bottom-half club in his maiden campaign in England and could slot into the Eagles’ line-up if the Ivory Coast winger departs.

    Of course, a deal could even be struck if Zaha stays at Selhurst Park as it will signal the South London club’s intent to move into the top 10 or maybe even the Europa League spots.

  3. Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Spurs’ lack of depth in attacking areas was badly exposed last season, with injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min leaving Jose Mourinho’s squad threadbare.

    Indeed, the Lilywhites lack the necessary personnel to go through a season unscathed, and a move for Sarr could, in theory, give the North London side options in attacking areas.

    Given Tottenham are likely to participate in next season’s Europa League, Mourinho will need a full array of quality players to utilise with a difficult schedule in prospect.

  4. Manchester United
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    Manchester United

    Admittedly, the Red Devils have prioritised the arrival of Borussia Dortmund man Jadon Sancho this summer, there appears to be an impasse in negotiations.

    Sarr could represent a solid back-up option for Man United, with the West African star surely available for less than what BVB are demanding for Sancho.

    This then lets the Manchester giants strengthen other positions in the side, as opposed to simply splurging on a marquee signing when they’ve faced issues with depth all season.

  5. AC Milan

    AC Milan

    A transfer to Serie A may be far-fetched due to the player’s willingness to be a success in the Premier League, however, Sarr could be tempted to move to Italy if the right offer comes along.

    With Milan expected to feature in next season’s Europa League, it’ll represent a good jump for the youngster who battled relegation in 2019/20.

    Stefano Pioli’s side have a dearth of natural wingers in the squad, so a switch to the Rossoneri would be quite fascinating from the outside looking in.