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Crystal Palace: Pete O’Rourke labels Ismaila Sarr move a ‘real possibility’

Crystal Palace: Pete O’Rourke labels Ismaila Sarr move a ‘real possibility’ -Crystal Palace News

Crystal Palace moving for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr is a “real possibility”, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Lowdown: Villa move falls through

The Eagles have been linked with a move for Sarr in recent weeks but looked set to lose out to Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard’s side agreed on a deal in the region of £25m for the Senegal international, who even reportedly passed a medical with Villa.

However, the Midlands side pulled out of a transfer at the beginning of the week, and it appears as if a move to Selhurst Park could still be on the cards.

The Latest: O’Rourke’s comments

O’Rourke was talking to The Transfer Tavern regarding Sarr following the move to Villa Park collapsing.

He stated that there’s a ‘real possibility’ Palace could make their move for the forward and should know the figures involved over a potential transfer.

“There’s a real possibility that Palace could move for Sarr. They do like to the Senegal international and they were reportedly leading the race for him before Aston Villa did agree that fee with Watford before the move fell down.

“Palace know what the figures are probably if they are to try to get Sarr out of Watford.”

Sarr at Crystal Palace?

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Yes, get him in!

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The Verdict: Sign

Sarr can play anywhere across the front three but is primarily a right-winger. And Patrick Vieira has a shortage of right-wingers in his first-team squad, so this could be a very shrewd signing.

Ben Foster has raved over the African superstar, calling him ‘frightening’ and ‘phenomenal’. He already has Premier League experience, contributing to 18 goals in 50 games, and will be able to provide cover in other areas which could come in handy as the season progresses.

It seems as if Palace may have to match a £25m fee Villa agreed with Watford last weekend, though, so Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman will need to make a decision soon.


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