By Pranav Shahaney

17th Aug, 2022 | 3:40pm

Everton are reportedly keen on signing Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr and are in the race along with Premier League side Crystal Palace.

According to the Evening Standard, he represents a viable replacement for Anthony Gordon who is being eyed this summer by Chelsea.

The Hornets will not accept anything less than £30million to part ways with the 24-year-old as that is what they paid Rennes to sign him back in 2019.

Watford are braced for an offer from Crystal Palace, although the price could prove to be a stumbling block for them.

Worth it?

Everton are clearly going to get more than what they will pay for Sarr from Gordon’s sale to Chelsea, if it goes through.

It seems pretty clear that the Toffees are not keen on cashing in on his services, but if the Englishman tells them he wants to leave, then they surely will allow him to go.

As of now, that hasn’t happened so they can keep the Sarr transfer on the back burner and pursue it only if it’s clear that Gordon is on his way out.

The 24-year-old does have decent Premier League experience and even though he played for a club that got relegated, he showed his class every time he stopped on the pitch.

The price is fair for someone who’s arguably got his best days ahead of him and who’s only getting better with each passing season.

Dele Alli’s likely exit makes the club another attacker short and in an ideal world, they could’ve signed Sarr, but the finances hinder this from happening.