Crystal Palace could revive their interest in Watford winger Ismaila Sarr as they search for added attacking reinforcements.
The Eagles had a £25 million bid rejected for the 23-year-old on deadline day last summer but could return with a fresh offer over the coming months, according to The Sun.
Former Reading forward Michael Olise has already arrived in south London as Patrick Vieira looks to bolster his first-team squad, with more additions expected to join him before the new season kicks off.
Despite suffering relegation from the Premier League with the Hornets back in 2019/20, Sarr established a solid reputation for himself in the English game, bagging five top-flight goals and providing six assists in 28 appearances.
His impressive performances won several plaudits throughout the season, including former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville who labelled him “special”.
Unsurprisingly, Sarr improved on those figures in the Championship last term, playing a pivotal part as Watford earned promotion back to the promised land at the first time of asking.
After notching up 23 goal contributions in the recently concluded campaign it’s easy to understand why Palace are reportedly contemplating making another bid for the Senegal international.
The capital club finished in a respectable 14th position in the Premier League standings in what was Roy Hodgson’s last season at the helm but only put the ball in the back of the net on 41 occasions.
With key creative force Eberechi Eze ruled out until the new year through injury, Vieira will be desperate to add some extra firepower to his forward line this summer.
The prospect of Sarr lining up on one wing, with Zaha on the opposite flank, is one that will surely have the club’s supporters buzzing and hoping that chairman Steve Parish gets the chequebook out.
A price tag is yet to be muted for the highly-rated youngster, but the £19.8m-rated gem wouldn’t come cheap, although, with the talent and potential he possesses, he could well be worth every penny that Watford demand.