Senegal star Ismaila Sarr attracts interest from Juventus, Barcelona

The youngster’s recent performances have caught the eye of scouts of top clubs across Europe

Several European clubs including Juventus, Barcelona and a host of English Premier League sides are eyeing Senegal star Ismaila Sarr, according to his agent Thierno Seydi.

The Rennes forward was part of Aliou Cisse’s squad to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia where he gave impressive performances.

The 20-year-old played in every of the Teranga Lions’ matches and chalked 270 minutes of action before their group stage exit.

In his debut season at Rennes, Sarr who boasts of incredible pace bagged five goals in 22 French Ligue 1 games in the 2018-19 campaign.

And his representative has stated that the former Metz player would cost around €50-60 million to leave the Roazhon Park.

“He is very fast with an excellent technique. He has the same qualities as Dembele of Barcelona. They are similar players,” Seydi told SunSport.

“I have received many calls from English and German clubs and maybe even one from Italy. Many agents from the UK have called me proposing to work with them and Ismaïla to get him to the Premier League.

“One Italian agent asked to speak with Juventus. The price will be around 50-60m Euros. We are talking about a great football player, who will play at the highest levels for the next ten years.

“I am open to discussions with all top European clubs. The important thing is that he goes in a team that makes him play. He cannot stay on the bench. Last year Barcelona wanted him. Let’s see what happens now.”

Sarr has been likened to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane as they both attended Generation Foot academy in Senegal before joining Metz.

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