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Marseille reach agreement to sign Watford star Ismaila Sarr

Marseille have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Watford star Ismaila Sarr. 

The Athletic report that the young winger will undergo a medical on Monday, with personal terms already agreed by the two parties. 

Sarr joined the Hornets in 2019 from Stade Rennais in a deal worth around €30 million.

He made 11 goal contributions in 28 Premier League appearances in his debut season but was unable to prevent Watfors from being relegated.

The 25-year-ol netted 13 goals the following season as the Hornets finished second in the Championship to secure automatic promotion. 

But an injury-plagued 2021-22 campaign meant Sarr was limited to only 21 league starts as Watford suffered relegation again to the second-tier. 

Despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace last summer, the Senegal international stayed at Vicarage Road. 

He scored ten goals in 39 Championship appearances in 2022-23 but couldn’t help his side make a serious promotion challenge as they ended up 11th in the table.   

Despite his contract expiring in 2024, Sarr hasn’t had any meaningful talks about a contract extension.

The young attacker is now set to move to France, with Marseille agreeing a deal with the Hertfordshire outfit. 

Marseille finished third in the Ligue 1 standings last term after they secured 73 points from their 38 matches. 

They will have to go through the play-offs to make it to the Champions League group stage. 

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