Liverpool journalist David Hughes has made a transfer claim concerning Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
This comes after Hughes made an appearance on the latest ‘Analysing Anfield‘ episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red podcast.
During the episode, Hughes shared his thoughts on which players he would like to see make the move to the Merseyside club this summer, with Sarr being one of his choices.
He said: “Really versatile, exciting player. I think in a few years, he’s going to be a really top player. He’s tall, 6’1”, really quick. He’s good on the ball, he’s a good dribbler. I’m not too sure it’s all there in the final third, but he still chipped in with a few goals this year. He seems to work very hard as well, at Watford he’s really improved his defensive work this year. He’s just a really good player.
“He’s basically followed the same path as [Sadio] Mane, hasn’t he? Obviously, he’s a Senegal player as well. I could see him coming to Liverpool and really developing in this regime.”
The 22-year-old signed for Watford in the 2019 summer transfer window from French side Stade Rennais for a fee of £27 million.
In his debut season at Vicarage Road, Sarr made 28 appearances for the Hornets in the Premier League in which he managed to score five goals and provide four assists along the way.
Sarr’s performances in those appearances earned him a season rating of 6.71/10, making him Watford’s sixth-highest rated player for the 2019/20 Premier League campaign (per WhoScored).
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Hughes certainly has a lot of admiration for Sarr and his abilities on the pitch. Having grabbed himself a handful of goals and assists in his first season in the Premier League, Sarr has shown that he has the talent to play in the top-flight.
But with Watford failing to avoid the drop at the end of the 2019/20 season, he will most likely be playing in the Championship next season unless the £22.05m-rated man moves away from the club during the current summer transfer window.