Watford have slapped a £36m price tag on reported Liverpool target Ismaila Sarr ahead of next month’s transfer deadline.
According to Dominic King, of the Daily Mail, Watford want at least £36m for the Senegal international, with Liverpool said to have made an enquiry over his availability.
Liverpool have enquired about Ismail Sarr and discussed his situation. No bid had been made but he is being seriously considered as a back up option for the front three. Watford would want £36m+ 🔴
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) September 17, 2020
Sarr joined Watford for £30m last summer and was unable to prevent the Hornets from being relegated down to the Sky Bet Championship. Watford finished 18th in the Premier League, heading to the second tier alongside Bournemouth and Norwich.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
If Liverpool are able to raise enough funds to be able to afford Sarr, it could be a good addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Sarr enjoyed a fruitful first season in English football, despite relegation, as he was able to contribute with five goals and four assists in just 22 starts for the struggling side.
He also shone in Watford’s 3-0 win over Liverpool earlier this year, Klopp’s first Premier League defeat of the campaign, as he scored past Alisson twice. Sarr ran riot on Liverpool’s defence and impressed enough for the Reds to show an interest in him this summer.
Sarr was able to record a solid WhoScored rating of 6.71 across the season, showing his promise at the age of 22. He has plenty of years ahead of him to develop and improve his game to become an even more productive winger in terms of goals and assists.
Should he arrive at Anfield, he could continue his progression whilst learning from the likes of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. This could aid his development due to their vast experience at the top level for Liverpool, with both players hitting over 15 Premier League goals last term.