Medical stand-by: Liverpool close in on late transfer of emerging attacker
By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
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Jermone Sinclair is on standby to undergo a Watford medical as Liverpool remain in talks to sell the striker this month, Football Insider sources understand.
The Merseysiders are holding out for a £3million fee for Sinclair after rejected Watford’s opening bid.
A source close to the situation has told Football Insider that the two clubs remain in negotiations and a deal in the final hours of the window remains possible
Quique Sanchez Flores has admitted he is keen on bringing the 19-year-old to Vicarage Road.
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“Sinclair is the kind of player I like for Watford,” he said at his media briefing on Thursday. “He has the qualities that we need. He has the skill and conditions to come here.”
Sinclair has turned down a new contract at Liverpool and will leave the club in the summer if a move cannot be finalised this month.
The teenager scored his first goal for the Merseyside’s in the FA Cup third round draw against Exeter earlier this month – his first start for the club.
He was not in the starting line-up for a much-changed team that drew 0-0 in their FA Cup fourth-round match against West Ham on Saturday, but came off the bench in the 86th minute.
Sinclair is the youngest player to have ever played a senior match for Liverpool, making his debut in a League Cup clash against West Brom aged 16 years and six days.