Leicester City reportedly keen on Ismaila Sarr - Good move?

Rennes' Senegalese forward Ismaila Sarr (C) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and...

Leicester City are set to battle it out with two Serie A clubs for the signing of Rennes' Ismaila Sarr in the summer.

Ismaila Sarr #7 of Stade Rennais FC reacts after scoring during the penalty session of the Coupe de France Final match between Stade Rennais and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade de France on...

According to a report from Senegal’s Press Agency (APS), Leicester City along with AC Milan and AS Roma are targetting a summer move for Ismaila Sarr.

The 21-year-old winger has been in fine form for the Red and Blacks this season having scored 12 goals and assisted a further 11 in all competitions so far. Sarr's performances have linked him with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool in recent months but Leicester should swoop in ahead of their Premier League rivals in the summer. 

 

The Foxes have turned their season around since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers and have ended the season in 9th place. Rodgers will be looking to have an impact in his first transfer window as Leicester boss and signing Ismaila Sarr would solve a key problem. 

Leicester have struggled with their wide players with Demarai Gray and Rachid Ghezzal having poor individual campaigns. The pair, together, have contributed to just 6 goals in the Premier League this season which has been the cause of Leicester's failure to achieve a top-seven finish.

Ismaila Sarr of Stade Rennais, Juan Bernat of PSG during the French Cup Final (Coupe de France) between Stade Rennais (Rennes) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stade de France on April 27,...

Sarr would be an ideal option to come in and solve Leicester's problem on the width and after the Senegalese star's brilliant campaign, the Foxes should have no doubts over his ability. 

The youngster proved his quality in the Europa League where he stole the show against Arsenal in a game Rennes won 3-1. His ability to perform at the top level against the biggest teams should be a welcome sign for the Foxes who will need a match-winner in their ranks to achieve their European ambitions next season. 

Ismaïla Sarr of Stade Rennes controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennes at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London,...

 

 

 

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