Ex-Everton striker Marcus Bent believes that Watford winger Ismaila Sarr would be a perfect signing for the Toffees this summer.
To the surprise of many, the Senegal international remained at Vicarage Road following the closure of the first transfer window of the season despite Premier League interest in him.
Having cost £30 million a year prior from Rennes, many expected Sarr to be captured by a big club but Watford have profited from his willingness to remain by getting back to the top flight at the first opportunity.
Sarr spent much of the early season under Vladimir Ivic’s management in a central position, however he eventually returned to his natural position on the wing and he exploded into life.
The 23-year-old has scored 13 times and assisted a further 10 goals (transfermarkt) and whilst Watford’s success hasn’t been all down to one man, Sarr has definitely been the most influential of the pack.
It will be no surprise to see some big clubs linked to him once again this summer, with Manchester United in the running last year according to Sarr’s agent, and with Everton’s options on the wing slightly limited, Goodison Park would be a good fit for Sarr according to Bent, who spent two years with the Toffees.
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“He’s stayed at Watford and he’s scored a load of goals and got them promoted. He’s on the rise, but he’s coming to an age where he’s showing maturity about his game,” Bent said of Sarr, per FootballFanCast.
“Being promoted, he’s still buzzing, playing in the Premier League, and he’s done really well. I think that would be a good move for him and Everton.”
Sarr is a cracking player and he’s ready to once again play in the Premier League, and he could really solve a lot of Everton’s problems.
James Rodriguez has been playing out on the right this season cutting in onto his left foot, but if the Toffees were to get Sarr then it could free up the Colombian to play in the number 10 role.
The Senegalese winger would come at a price though – Watford will probably want over the £40 million mark for him but Carlo Ancelotti may consider him completely worth it.