Leeds United will little question be utilizing the present World Cup break to scout potential new recruits forward of the January window, with the continued event in Qatar offering sporting director Victor Orta with the perfect likelihood to take a better take a look at potential targets.
Whereas that search might effectively see new names emerge on the Spaniard’s wishlist, it might additionally see long-term or earlier targets come again into the image, with Watford’s Ismaila Sarr one such expertise who might effectively have caught the eye of the Elland Street switch chief as soon as once more.
Reports through the summer time window advised that the 24-year-old was a goal for the Yorkshire aspect to bolster their attacking choices, with the Senegalese worldwide having been tipped for a departure from his present aspect following the Hornets’ relegation on the finish of final season.
Regardless of journalist Phil Hay suggesting rumours of a transfer have been “wide of the mark“, stories in France claimed that the 2 events have been even near reaching an agreement for the participant’s signature, albeit with no such transfer coming to fruition.
It might seemingly be smart for Orta to revisit that curiosity within the New Yr with a purpose to prise the electrical ace from Vicarage Street, with the highly-rated winger having proven his high quality whereas on worldwide obligation over the previous week or so, having netted six occasions and registered three assists for his membership main as much as the World Cup.
The “freak” asset – as described by former teammate Ben Foster – has actually “stepped up” to the mark for his nation within the absence of main man Sadio Mane, within the phrases of journalist Maher Mezahi, with the 49-cap star having been integral to serving to steer his aspect into the knockout levels.
The previous Rennes man – who arrived in English soccer in a £40m deal again in 2019 – notably netted within the current conquer Ecuador to make sure that the Lions of Teranga completed second within the group, with the 6-foot-1 ace having been “ice-cool” from the penalty spot to initially hearth his aspect forward, as per CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.
After Brighton & Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo had pulled the opposition degree, a late strike from Chelsea‘s Kalidou Kouliably in the end helped to safe victory for Sarr and co, with the latter man having been rewarded for his glowing all-round efficiency.
Other than his composed spot-kick, the Watford talisman was additionally tireless in his attacking berth, successful a outstanding haul of 11 floor duels and successful eight fouls to assist alleviate some stress for his aspect, whereas additionally proving an actual menace within the ultimate third after finishing three of his 4 dribbles.
The one-time Metz ace will little question be a determine who might effectively pose an actual downside for upcoming opponents England within the final 16, with it set to be no shock if Sarr does wreak havoc towards the Three Lions on the weekend.
A participant who seems to relish the massive stage, such a number one determine might effectively make a notable distinction to Jesse Marsch’s struggling Leeds outfit.