Aston Villa must look to sign Watford winger Ismaila Sarr this summer amid Lee Hendrie’s transfer claim.
The Senegal international has been in fine form for the Hornets this season, bagging ten goals and providing a further nine assists, and Hendrie has suggested that he would be a great fit for Dean Smith’s Premier League side.
Speaking exclusively to This is Futbol, the 43-year-old said: “I think he’s a fabulous player, I really do. He’s a young man still learning his trade, very raw. I was a bit disappointed with him this season, at the start of the season.
“I felt that maybe he had possibly sulked at the situation that he wasn’t able to go to Liverpool or actually be back playing in the Premier League and he had to stay at Watford. And it took some time for the penny to drop and he is now in great form, scoring goals, creating.
“Yes, he’s a player that certainly brings that element of attack and forward threat. He’d certainly fit the bill for Dean Smith’s side because that’s the sort of formation he plays with, a sort of three with two wide men. So, yeah, he’d be a great addition to the football club.”
Despite being part of a relegated Watford side last season, Sarr was one of the shining lights for the Hornets, scoring five goals and setting up a further six in 28 Premier League games, including a magical brace against Liverpool.
Abdoulaye Doucoure, his former teammate at Vicarage Road, waxed lyrical about Sarr’s abilities, telling RMC Sport (via talkSPORT): “I’ve told him as a joke that he’s a Champions League player, but I really think it’s because I know he has exceptional qualities. He’s not just quick, he’s incredible at finishing, he can find space, keep the ball and I hope he’ll go very far.”
His performances have also earned high praise from the likes of Gary Neville, who labelled him a “big, big talent” who is “special”, whilst his international compatriot Sadio Mane called him “rapid” and “very fast” when warning his teammate Andy Robertson of his abilities.
Villa could really land a superb gem in the £18m-rated speedster.