Newcastle learn the price of Ismaila Sarr

An update has emerged regarding Newcastle United and their pursuit of Watford winger Ismaila Sarr ahead of the summer transfer window…

What is the speech?

According to Young Footballersthe Magpies are keen on the Senegal international as PIF plots a potential move for him ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The report claims he won’t leave Vicarage Road for less than €35m (£30m), with Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Everton also showing interest.

Major improvement of Almiron

Bringing Sarr to St James’ Park would give Eddie Howe a major upgrade over current Paraguay international Miguel Almiron on the right wing.

Would Sarr be a good recruit?

Yes

Yes

Nope

Nope

While the former Atlanta United star is a hardworking and rarely stops running for the team, he failed to produce enough in the final third to warrant a regular place in the squad heading into 2022/23.

Almiron played 30 Premier League matches in 2021/22 and on average one SofaScore rating of 6.68 for Newcastle.

As you can see in the graph above, Sarr – who played 22 times in the top flight – had a much more productive season in the final third in terms of goals and assists.

Despite playing for a side that finished 19th, 26 points behind Newcastle in 11th, the Senegal striker eclipsed Almiron’s attacking numbers as the 28-year-old only came close to him only in terms of duels won.

Sarr played 1,865 high-flying minutes and the featured Magpies ace for 1,721 in the Premier League, showing that they have spent relatively similar time on the pitch throughout the campaign.

That makes the return of the Watford star suggest he would be a major improvement for Newcastle, especially considering the huge gap between the two sides in the table.

Ben Foster once dubbed the 24-year-old “Freak” of a talent and praised his ability on the ball, saying: “It’s scary, isn’t it, really?” It’s almost as if everything seemed to be improvised. Every time he receives the ball, even if he doesn’t know what he’s going to do, but it will end up being good anyway.

It shows just how highly rated Sarr is by his peers, and his stats back up the praise as he stood out for a relegated side. Therefore, Newcastle must now seal the deal and bring him to Tyneside to replace Almiron on the right of the front three.

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Eleanor C. William