By Mark Smith

11th Aug, 2022 | 7:40am

Leeds United are now one step away from announcing the signing of Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr, according to Tutto Calciomercato 24.

The Italian outlet has reported on its website that Andrea Radrizzani has been signing off high-level negotiations all summer, and is set to do it again.

It is shared that Leeds will pay £21.1million with this potentially their last move of the entire window with three weeks to go until it slams shut.

Sarr made all of the headlines this week after scoring from inside his own half as Watford left West Brom with a 1-1 draw in the Championship.

The Senegalese international may have two relegations to his name now, but he has been the odd shining light for Watford over three years that has brought more pain than success.

Leeds are now established in the Premier League in their third consecutive season, leaving the 24-year-old with a big decision over his future this month.

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This potential move has us dreaming of what our attacking line-up could look like, although we still aren’t 100% convinced it could actually be happening.

Reports coming out of Italy and France appear to have guaranteed that this will happen, yet there has been radio silence from England regarding any movement.

Sarr would be an excellent addition, and alongside Luis Sinisterra would make Raphinha a thing of the past after his £50m+ move to Barcelona this summer.

Add Dan James and Jack Harrison and Jesse Marsch will be laughing, but it could mean that no new striker arrives.

The Whites may be happy with Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt, with James, Rodrigo and now Sarr all capable of filling in if needed – and if not, that may be revisited in January.

Either way, this is certainly one to watch and we can’t imagine too many complaints coming from Elland Road if this one really was one step away and on the verge of completion.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle