Liverpool have enquired to Watford regarding a potential transfer for Ismaila Sarr after being considered by Jurgen Klopp as a backup option to the club’s pedigreed front-three, claims Dominic King of The Mail.
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
The Championship club want to maintain the services of Sarr in their attempt to return to the Premier League but Watford have made it clear to Liverpool that they could be swayed if their asking price is met.
According to The Mirror, Watford will demand at least £40 million for the Senegalese ace.
Liverpool have been touted with a move for the 22-year-old speedster since Sarr tore the Reds apart during a 3-0 victory in February which ended the Reds’ 13-month unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Klopp is an admirer of Sarr but Liverpool are yet to submit an official bid or make official contact despite the club reportedly watching the player’s development with keen interest.
The news follows shortly after Liverpool agreed on a deal with Bayern Munich regarding the signing of Thiago Alcantara.
The Times report an initial fee of £20 million has been agreed, plus a further £5 million linked to bonuses.
Despite Liverpool on the verge of signing one of the best midfielders in world football, Klopp is reportedly set on adding a couple of more faces to his Premier League-winning squad.
According to The Athletic, the Liverpool boss would like to see one or two more signings brought into the club if they are able to offload a few players off the current wage bill at Anfield.
This could prompt a move for Sarr and sporting director Michael Edwards could capitalise on the fact that Watford were forced to sell Abdoulaye Doucoure (£25m) and Pervis Estupinan (£15m) cheaper than their original valuations.
There is still a long way to go in the transfer window, but as the Thiago negotiations have shown, developments can move rapidly once Liverpool start moving.
Following the latest reports, a number of Liverpool supporters have reacted on social media to the club’s revived interest in Sarr, who is also an international teammate of Reds forward Sadio Mane.
It’s fair to say that Kopites are beaming with optimism that Edwards could pull off another potential masterstroke in the transfer window following the imminent arrival of Thiago.
Here are a selected number of responses to the latest Sarr reports…
Rival Premier league teams watching Liverpool transfer news today like pic.twitter.com/O7HEp5SveX
— Mentality Monsters (@parkthebus8989) September 17, 2020
Watford wanted £30m for Doucoure & he went to Everton for £21m. Edwards gonna Cook this one up for sure.
— 🇸🇳 (@SadioMane10i) September 17, 2020
Confirmed Michael Edwards will negotiate a 6million pound deal and a room at the MalMaison Liverpool for Watford owner
— Jack (@Jack95Ynwa) September 17, 2020
Michael Edwards has been unleashed btw
— Wmaad (@VirgilVanDickyy) September 17, 2020
Edwards is back in business
— 🔴🔴 (@ScouseFlair) September 17, 2020
£25m and Harry Wilson sounds like great deal for all
— Billy Campbell (@BillyCampbell_1) September 17, 2020
Hopefully this price comes down as the window goes on
Let the positive news keep on coming
— Ameen (@Ameen_LFC) September 17, 2020
We are back in the game pic.twitter.com/IldsTzGHJ9
— Sub (@Subindra99) September 17, 2020
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