Dominic Fifield has been speaking on a special transfer deadline day video by The Athletic about transfer news regarding Crystal Palace.
Fifield revealed that Palace are still interested in signing Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, a player they bid for during the last transfer window, but that the deal is unlikely to happen due to the potential finances involved.
Sarr, who is valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, has played 23 games for the Hornets in the Championship this season in which he has scored five goals and provided five assists as they look for promotion back to the Premier League.
So, while Palace are interested, it doesn’t look like they will be getting Sarr in this window.
He said: “There is an interest there still. He’s still very, very popular within the Palace hierarchy. I think he’s a player they would love to have at the club, but the realities of the finances to take him out of Watford – a team that are pushing for promotion from that division – I think would probably be exorbitant as far as Palace are concerned.”
Do you think Palace will sign Sarr?
No, not a chance
Yes, it is possible
TIF Thoughts on Sarr…
So, this looks like one deal that won’t be happening in this transfer window and Palace will just have to watch and see how Watford and Sarr do in the second half of the season.
If the Hornets are promoted, then Sarr would be back in the Premier League, and you would think the Eagles’ chances of signing him would go down; however, if they stay in the Championship, then maybe Palace can get their man.
For now, though, this deal looks like it won’t happen and we would be surprised if Sarr did end up at Selhurst Park by the close of the transfer window.