Do Not Sell My Personal Information
  1. Home
  2. Leeds United News

Leeds: Whites close to Ismaila Sarr agreement

Leeds: Whites close to Ismaila Sarr agreement -Leeds United News

Leeds United ‘almost’ have an agreement with Watford forward Ismaila Sarr, according to journalist Santi Aouna.

The Lowdown: Gnonto linked with Leeds

The Whites appear to be on the hunt for a new forward before the September 1 deadline, with FC Zurich’s Wilfried Gnonto heavily linked with a move to Elland Road.

Reports have suggested that Leeds want to finalise a deal for the 18-year-old before August 25 and have tabled a €5m (£4.2m) offer for the Italy international.

He doesn’t appear to be the only forward on whom the club are working, though, with a significant update emerging on Sarr.

The Latest: Sarr agreement

According to Aouna, Leeds are ‘strongly interested’ in the Senegal forward and ‘almost’ have a ‘salary agreement with the player’.

The journalist adds that Sarr’s arrival is ‘conditional on a departure’, with Crystal Palace also interested in the forward, who was labelled a “freak” of a talent with “scary” ability by former team-mate Ben Foster and a “top player” by his one-time Hornets boss Xisco Munoz.

The Verdict: Unlikely?

Even though this is a relatively key update on Sarr, it appears as if Leeds would only move for the Senegal international if a current Whites player departs, making a move seem unlikely.

One wide forward who has been linked with an exit is Jack Harrison, although Andrea Radrizzani has ruled out a move away for the 26-year-old and the player has begun the season in fine form.

Where will Leeds finish this season?

Top half

Top half





Bottom three

Bottom three

Hopefully, a centre-forward like Gnonto will arrive over the coming weeks, with Jesse Marsch relatively short in that department, especially after recent injury scares to Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt.

To Top

Article title: Leeds: Whites close to Ismaila Sarr agreement

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: