Stade Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr delivered one of the best goals in Europa league against F K Jablonec – his third goal in the campaign. Sarr is a 20-year-old Senegalese footballer whose stock is constantly rising. The stunning volley that ended up in the top corner raised everyone’s eyebrow and the reactions were visible on Twitter.
Adding to this, he has a great chance to win the Golden Boy award with the current shortlisted names revealed. Previously, in this year’s World Cup, Ismaila had displayed his game while playing for his country, despite getting only a handful of chances on the field. He has also been likened to Ousmane Dembele.
Ismaïla Sarr with an unstoppable volley 💥
No wonder he's made the Golden Boy shortlist 👏 pic.twitter.com/ZTJhTfbzSQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 20, 2018
The pacey winger has attracted both Arsenal and Inter Milan to compete for him. The Daily Mirror report that the Londoners are keen to spend big on such a huge prospect. Rennes have valued him at around £20 million, but have insisted he will not be sold in January.
Unai Emery will have a sufficient time to build him up for the next season as he is just 20 and has great potential if he gets added in the squad. Moreover, with the addition of a natural winger, Mesut Ozil and his attacking partners will be much more at ease during counter attacking transitions, which the Emirates outfit clearly lack as of now.
Forget Dembele, forget lean Bailey, forget Christan pavon, forget Hirving Lozano. The man Arsenal need the most now as a winger is Ismaila Sarr.(LW +RW+AM) @UnaiEmery_
Pls act expeditiously before this big money bags invade pic.twitter.com/PcmaBrnPFL
— Arsenal religion (@Dominic777775) September 24, 2018
In the latest press conference, Emery said that the Arsenal’s forward department has gained confidence for him. With this transfer of Ismaila, he is looking for a wider attacking technique. It is also said that he wouldn’t get that much time on the ball in the Premier League. Furthermore, whispers have been going around that the Gunners’ midfielder Aaron Ramsey is being considered by Serie A giants Juventus. A lot is expected to happen over the course of this winter transfer window.