Liverpool: Matt Addison discusses latest transfer update on Ismaila Sarr

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Liverpool journalist Matt Addison has been talking about the latest update surrounding Watford winger Ismaila Sarr and a potential move to Anfield for him. 

This comes after Addison recently made an appearance on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast to go through the latest news topics surrounding the Premier League champions.

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After it was recently reported by the Evening Standard that Watford would demand a fee of £40 million for Sarr this summer from Liverpool, who the article claims are ’emerging as frontrunners’ to sign the 22-year-old, Addison shared his thoughts on the winger potentially becoming a Liverpool player.

He said: “It’s certainly not a guarantee to take place this summer, but it does certainly make sense. The only reservation that I would have is of course, that Ismaila Sarr plays for Senegal with Sadio Mane so in terms of AFCON and things like that, it wouldn’t necessarily help Liverpool, but that’s only a very short proportion of each season, one every two seasons I think, isn’t it.

“It’s certainly not something that I would put down as a deal-breaker, anyway. Certainly, something to watch out for, I think, over the next few weeks and the one thing we know for certain is that if Liverpool have got the money, they are certainly interested.”

The 22-year-old signed to Watford back in the previous summer transfer window from French club Rennes for a fee of £27 million.

Sarr, who is valued at £22.05 million, made a total of 30 appearances for Watford in all competitions in his debut season in England in which he scored six goals and provided six assists for his Watford teammates. In the 28 Premier League appearances Sarr made for Watford last season, his performances earned him a season rating of 6.71/10, making him Watford’s sixth-highest rated player for the 2019/20 campaign.

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If the report from the Evening Standard is accurate and that Liverpool are the current favourites to sign Sarr this summer, it will be intriguing to see if they pay the reported £40 million price tag to sign the winger or not.

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