Report: 'Frightening' attacker's asking price has now gone up to £45m, after Everton make approach
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Report: 'Frightening' attacker's asking price has now gone up to £45m, after Everton make approach

The Daily Mail reports that Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr’s asking price has now gone up to £45 million – after claims Everton have made an approach to sign him in January. 

Frank Lampard will be aiming to bolster his attacking options in January after Everton have found goals hard to come by this season. 

The Toffees have only managed to score 11 times in their 15 Premier League games and Lampard will be eager to address the problem next month.

Everton did bring in Neal Maupay over the summer but the Frenchman has certainly not proven to be a prolific goal scorer during his time with Brighton. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s return from injury is a huge boost for Lampard, but his form has been affected by his spells on the sidelines. 

Lampard’s men were linked with a move for Sarr over the summer and Tutto Udinese reported last week that Watford value their star at £35 million. But it seems that the Hornets are set to demand even more money ahead of the January transfer window. 

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Sarr’s asking price has gone up 

Crystal Palace have been eyeing Sarr up as a potential replacement for Wilfried Zaha, according to The Mail. 

But Patrick Vieira’s men have shown no desire to match Watford’s £45 million asking price, nor have any other Premier League sides. 

Yet, Sarr’s World Cup displays could change their minds as he impressed for Senegal before they were knocked out at the last-16 stage by England. 

Sarr has been a standout performer at Vicarage Road this season, netting six times and three assists in 18 appearances in the Championship. But with Watford valuing the ‘frightening’ attacker at £45 million, Everton may be forced to look elsewhere. 

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TBR View: Everton need attacking reinforcements in January 

Lampard is in desperate need of players who can give Everton more cutting edge in the final third. 

The Englishman has succeeded at making the Toffees a more solid outfit and they’ve been a difficult side to play against this season. But their lack of goals is costing them at the moment and they sit just one point above the relegation zone.

That being said, Watford’s asking price seems a bit steep for a player who has just over 18-months left on his current deal. Sarr performed well in the Premier League for the Hornets, but not well enough to justify Everton splashing out £45 million for him.

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