Competition for Aston Villa, as Crystal Palace joins the race for Ismaïla Sarr

Ismaïla Sarr

The race is on, as both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa want to sign in Ismaïla Sarr of Watford. The English club Watford from Watford, Hertfordshire, has led the club’s original foundation in 1881. Watford were at 19th position in the relegation zone last season. They dropped down to EFL Championship this season. But as the summer transfer window closes, Watford names have been rising. Hornets winger Ismaïla Sarr is now the prime target for Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.

One of the oldest and most successful clubs from Aston, Birmingham, is eager to bring Ismaïla Sarr to Villa Park. The Villans were at 14th position last season in the points table. They were just 10 points above the relegation zone. Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has been looking for new options in the transfer window since the summer. The Villans manager Steven Gerrard brought Leander Dendoncker, Philippe Coutinho, Diego Carlos, Ludwig Augustinsson, and Robin Olsen. And now, the Villans manager is back in the transfer window for Ismaïla Sarr.

Another English club that is in the race for the Senegalese winger Ismaïla Sarr is Crystal Palace. The club from Selhurst, South London, were at 12th position in the points table last season. The Eagles didn’t get a promising result last season. Former Frenchman midfielder and Eagles manager Patrick Vieira, brought Malcolm Ebiowei, Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, and Chris Richards into the squad. But, the French manager is still looking to snatch another deal before the transfer window closes.

Crystal Palace and Aston Villa both want to bring in Ismaïla Sarr to their club.

The  24-years-old Senegalese international Ismaïla Sarr is a winger for EFL Championship club Watford. Ismaïla Sarr began his senior career at Metz on July 2016. Following his arrival at the French club Stade Rennais on July 2017. And then finally, his entrance to the English League at Watford on August 2019. The Senegalese winger had a tremendous spell at Watford. He made 94 appearances scoring 25 goals for the English side. These stats did catch the eyes of the English selectors.

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