Aston Villa make another attempt to sign Watford star Ismaila Sarr

Aston Villa make another attempt to sign Watford’s £25m-rated star Ismaila Sarr after a deal collapsed last month – as Steven Gerrard looks to bolster his under-performing squad

  • Aston Villa have made another attempt to sign Watford forward Ismaila Sarr 
  • A £25m deal for Sarr with the Hornets had been agreed just over a week ago 
  • However, the move collapsed due to personal terms and the structure of the deal
  • Villa are in 19th place after picking up just three points from five games  

Aston Villa have resurrected interest in a deal for Watford striker Ismaila Sarr.

A £25m deal for the Senegalese star collapsed just over a week ago but Villa are seeing whether it can be revived as they juggle options on transfer deadline day today.

The 24-year-old has also had interest from Crystal Palace this summer.

Aston Villa have resurrected their interest in a move for Watford forward Ismaila Sarr

Sarr, 24, has scored 24 goals in 93 league games for Watford since joining the club in 2019 and was part of the Senegal squad that won the African Cup of Nations and qualified for the World Cup earlier this year.  

He had looked to be on his way to Steven Gerrard’s side last month after they agreed a fee with Watford.

However, the move collapsed due to issues over the structure of the deal and being unable to reach an agreement with the player over personal terms. 

The Watford winger has been subject of previous interest from Palace as they drew up contingency plans after Wilfried Zaha was linked with a move to Chelsea and Arsenal. 

Steven Gerrard is keen to strengthen his squad after a tough start to the season

However, Patrick Vieira has since insisted that Zaha will not be leaving Selhurst Park. 

The Hornets previously wanted around £45m for Sarr. However, the asking price has dropped to a more realistic £25million following their relegation from the Premier League. 

Watford are still awaiting offers for Joao Pedro too with Everton still discussing whether to make a bid for the £30m-rated forward

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