Watford winger Ismaila Sarr could cost much more than his reported £40m asking price, according to the Watford Observer.
The local newspaper claims they have been told by a source at the club that the figure “might only cover the cost of his left leg” which suggests the Hornets will not be pushed into selling the Senegalese star despite their relegation to the Championship.
Liverpool, Wolves and Crystal Palace are all believed to be interested in signing Sarr, and the 22-year-old has spoken out in recent days saying he would be interested in moving to Anfield:
“Liverpool are a really great team, everyone would love to play there. They won the Premier League this year and the Champions League last year. But there are other great teams in the English league. Frankly, I have yet to make a choice. If I am to leave, I just hope it is for a good team. At the moment, it is just guesswork.”
Despite Sarr’s comments, Watford appear to be taking a hardline stance on the winger’s asking price. The Hornets will receive parachute payments following their relegation and have also reportedly taken out on loan, which means they are under no immediate pressure to sell their best players.
Even so, it doesn’t mean they would reject an offer for Sarr if a good enough bid comes in for the player, but the likelihood is, it will have to be above £40m.