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‘We will see’ – Watford man reacts as Liverpool and Newcastle move closer to transfer

Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis of Watford

Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr has responded to claims he could leave Vicarage Road in the summer to join one of Liverpool, Newcastle or AC Milan.

Sarr hit five Premier League goals for Watford between August and November before picking up a ligament injury. He returned in February, only to be ruled out with a hamstring problem the following month.

Sarr is now back in action and aiming to stay fit for the remainder of the campaign. His availability will be integral if the Hornets are to avoid relegation.

According to recent reports in Italy, Liverpool, Newcastle and Milan are ‘getting serious’ over the winger.

Liverpool have long been on Sarr’s trail. They added Luis Diaz to their forward ranks in January but could make another attacking signing later this year.

Newcastle and Milan are recent additions to the transfer chase. It’s thought the Italian giants want Sarr to replace Junior Messias on the right flank. That’s because he is likely to return to Crotone at the end of his loan spell.

Ismaila Sarr asked about future move

During a recent interview, Senegal international Sarr was asked about his future. He replied (via Sport Witness): “In this regard, I am at the same level of information as you.

“What I can say is that I am at Watford; I still have years to go. Two years I believe.

“We continue the work, and if the opportunity arises, we will see later. So far, I only have rumours.”

Ismaila Sarr and Adama Traore

Staying in the top flight will help Watford massively in their hopes of keeping Sarr. Relegation, though, would surely signal the end of his spell at the club.

Watford have won just six out of 30 matches this season, putting them in the bottom three. On their struggles, Sarr added: “It is true that it is difficult for us at the moment.

“For me, it’s a pressure to play with my club, with the confidence they have in me and that we find ourselves at this level. If it was up to me, we would win all our games.

“We are currently 18th, and it is difficult. Everyone knows the difficulties of the English championship.

“When you don’t win, you can quickly find yourself at the bottom of the table, and it’s often difficult to go up. But I will do my best to help the team get back to playing big roles in the Premier League.”

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