Potential Summer Arrival Jerome Sinclair?
Posted by Luke McKenzie | Published on March 16, 2016
According to many media outlets, Jerome Sinclair has agreed to join Watford when his contract expires this summer. The U21 striker was heavily linked to Watford in January and many believed the deal would’ve been wrapped up on deadline day.
@WDSport_ who are heavily reliable when it comes to news about Watford FC, Published in January that Sanchez Flores is a keen admirer of Sinclair but wasn’t going to lose sleep over not bringing the young striker to Vicarage Road. But now it looks like Flores will link up with the promising forward at the start of next season.
A strong factor in this deal could be that Sinclair is NOT allowed to talk to UK clubs until the summer, However, It’s no secret that Liverpool want to sign Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski, Who’s currently on loan at Empoli and it was widely reported that Liverpool want to use Jerome Sinclair in a deal to take the up and coming Polish star to Anfield. With Sinclair allowed to speak to foreign clubs, my guess is that he’s agreed to join Watford via Udinese, or it’s a case of a verbal agreement with Watford, rather than contract agreement.
Sinclair’s agent is non other than the controversial Aidy Ward, who was very vocal when it came to his client Raheem Sterling moving to Manchester City and ofcourse in the process, bagging himself a decent pay day. Liverpool fans have a divided opinion on the forward, some say he’s a money grabber, whilst others deem him a bright young star and Liverpool would be foolish to let him go. To say he’s a money grabber for wanting a move away from Anfield, to join a club who are not as rich financially is slightly harsh given the fact that i doubt Watford will be paying high wages for Sinclair.
Klopp did say that Sinclair’s demands were too high for a player in his position and that the young striker needs to earn the lavish lifestyle by progressing in his career. Klopp also said that Sinclair was unhappy with his first team playing time but was he ever going to get it?. Both Klopp and Flores love to work with young players, especially if their attitude is right. If this deal is more or less done, Flores would have most likely met Sinclair and his agent in January to find out if his attitude and personality fits Watford, and it seem’s Sinclair passed the test.
This transfer may come at a surprise to Watford fans because will he get playing time next season? You’ll have to be a miracle worker to break up the Deeney/Ighalo partnership. However, when it comes to signing strikers with a fairly low reputation, Watford seem to know how to turn them into clinical finishers. You’ve just got to look at Deeney, Ighalo and Vydra who have certainly made their names in the two leagues in England. Watford will be hoping they can do the same with Sinclair who will be arriving in the summer with more top talent in the same position. Those players being Adalberto Penaranda and Isaac Success who are way ahead of their development as they’re playing week in week out in La Liga. All 4 young players (Including Oulare) will have a full pre season and then Flores will decide if they go out on loan or not. Me, personally, I think that Success and Penaranda will be heavily involved with the first team, whilst Oulare and Sinclair will be loaned out, Wouldn’t surprise me if they both went to Granada to replace Success and Penaranda.