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Ismaïla Sarr would be an excellent signing for Crystal Palace to help Wilfried Zaha

It is no secret that Crystal Palace need attacking reinforcements – the Eagles have scored just eight goals in the Premier League in 12 games so far.

What’s the word?

Club talisman Wilfried Zaha is their top scorer with a measly three goals, whilst second top scorer Luka Milivojevic hit his total tally in the same game with two penalties against Arsenal.

Too often this season, the Ivorian forward has been doubled, even tripled up on by defenders, who look to have found the trick in nullifying his talents.

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The likes of Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke, Alexander Sorloth and Jordan Ayew have just one goal between them this season – there isn’t really a solution within their ranks, so Roy Hodgson must turn to the market.

Who could come in?

20-year-old Rennes winger Ismaïla Sarr is an intriguing option, and one who looks to suit Palace down to the ground. The Senegalese winger possesses pace in abundance and has already scored five goals this season.

Whilst his speed does get him into dangerous areas, his end product is still lacking at times. However, at such a young age, there is definitely potential worth investing in, as well as a forward who would be able to stretch defences to allow Zaha just that yard more space he needs to operate in.

Since Yannick Bolasie’s departure in 2016, the south Londoners haven’t really had a powerful winger on the other side of Zaha to keep both sides of the opposition defence occupied, making it all too easy for teams to deal with at times.

Along with Huddersfield and Southampton, Hodgson’s men are the lowest scorers in the league, a statistic which needs to change quickly as the Eagles find themselves being dragged into the relegation dogfight.

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