Ismaila Sarr is a target for Everton
Everton is getting ready to compete with other Premier League teams for this tricky winger.
The Evening Standard reports that Watford is preparing for a flood of offers for Ismaila Sarr.
The Toffees are also thinking about the Senegal international as a possibility should Anthony Gordon’s mooted transfer to Chelsea happen, especially with Crystal Palace expressing interest.
Sarr, who is reportedly available for just £25 million, would be a fantastic deal given that he has previously demonstrated his prowess in this league. Idrissa Gueye, who is allegedly close to joining Frank Lampard’s club, would be another Senegalese talent added to the Toffees’ roster.
Sarr and Sadio Mane have a lot in common, including scorching speed and an unconventional playing style; the Watford star refers to his Senegalese teammate as his “big brother.”
Everton could be able to recruit their own version of the speedster now that the former Liverpool player has departed the English top division for Bayern Munich, making their rivals wish they had been the side to sign the “next Mane” instead.
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It is evident from comparing their most recent Premier League seasons that both attackers prefer goals to assists. Mane fared better than the Watford star last season, scoring 16 goals to Sarr’s five, but the former only managed four assists to Sarr’s two.
Given that none of Lampard’s players have scored so far this season, having a goal-hungry and instinctive forward like the 24-year-old may be advantageous.
In the Premier League last season, Sarr also had a dribble success percentage of just under 50%, suggesting that he is well-capable of defeating opponents while driving at them with the ball at his feet.
Even if it’s a far cry from Mane’s 61%, it appears that everything is set up for the Everton target to be the rightful successor to his senior teammate.
By being “young, hungry, and energetic,” as described by writer Rob Blanchette, Sarr could be able to one day even outdo his “brother.” However, given Mane’s 120 goals for Liverpool, it would be a huge assignment.
However, the 24-year-old is on the verge of accomplishing something akin to this achievement for the Hornets with 29 goals and 19 assists.
Sarr would be a tremendous coup for Everton, and these statistics support the notion that he may develop to match his idol’s abilities in the future.
If Sarr moves to Merseyside, he may become Lampard’s own Mane—a strong dribbler with an eye for goal—if he puts in the work and seizes the opportunity to enter Goodison Park from Watford.