Issa Sarr was signed by Orlando Pirates at the beginning of the current Absa Premiership season as the club was looking to replace former midfield general Andile Jali.
Since then, the Senegalese midfielder has grown into his surroundings and has become a vital cog in the Pirates midfield.
Sarr has adapted ever so well to life at Bucs, and with every game he has begun looking like an authentic Pirates hardman. He may have had a couple of substitute appearances for the club at the beginning of the campaign, but since then Sarr has become a regular starter for the Sea Robbers.
Not only has he established himself as a first team regular, Sarr can play alongside either Thandani Ntshumayelo or Oupa Manyisa in midfield with consummate ease. He may not possess the flair of the rest of the Bucs midfielders, but he does play the game intelligently.
It is important to note that he was brought in to add steel and grit to the Bucs style of play following the loss of Jali. Although not as flamboyant as AJ, Sarr can, without a doubt, do the dirty work in the middle of the park. Never afraid to get stuck in, Sarr provides good cover in midfield when it comes to breaking up play.
With that said, do you think Sarr is beginning to show his worth?