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United and Liverpool linked with Watford forward

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Both Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a summer move for Watford forward Ismaïila Sarr.

The 22-year old Senegalese international moved to Watford in a £30 million deal from French club Rennes last August, and, after a slow start, has gradually found his feet scoring six goals, including two in Liverpool’s surprise defeat at Vicarage Road in February which ended their unbeaten run.

Watford though are struggling, and could still be relegated, and their decision to sack Nigel Pearson as manager on Sunday is a sign of a club in crisis.

And that may tempt Sarr, who has 26 caps for his country, to move on after just one season, especially now that two of the biggest sides in the land are interested in him.

For United he represents a cheaper alternative than Jadon Sancho, whilst Liverpool are looking to supplement their forward line, and would prefer somebody who is already Premier League ready. There is also the attraction of pairing him with his Senegalese teammate and captain Sadio Mané.

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