Jerome Sinclair transfer to Premier League side agreed, Liverpool due compensation

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Liverpool teenager Jerome Sinclair will join Watford.

The 19-year-old striker’s current contract at Anfield expires next month and, according to the Liverpool Echo, he has agreed to sign a four-year deal with the Hornets.

Due to his age, Sinclair’s exit to another English club will see Liverpool receive compensation.

The amount of compensation has yet been decided, although the Reds will hope for more than £1.5m, which is the figure the Echo claim they rejected when Sinclair was the subject of a bid in January.

Compensation for out-of-contract U23 players can be pretty significant – as Liverpool know very well, having been ordered to pay £6.5m, rising to £8m, for Danny Ings following his move from Burnley last summer (fee reported by the Echo).

Sinclair only made five senior appearances for Liverpool, including four as a sub.

He scored on his only start for the Reds, in this season’s 2-2 draw with Exeter City in the FA Cup.

Sinclair is likely to get much more game time at Watford, although he may have to fight hard to get a place in their starting XI, with Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo both coming off the back of excellent campaigns.

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