Jerome Sinclair move to Watford confirmed

The much heralded move of 19 year old Jerome Sinclair to Watford has been confirmed.

Sinclair was out of contract having refused to sign an extension at Anfield - but both clubs needed to reach agreement on a 'development' fee which protects clubs who develop players during their formative playing years.

Jerome Sinclair scores his first goal for LFC

Jerome is the youngest player ever to play for Liverpool - making his debut at the age of 16 years and 6 days against West Brom in September 2012.

A statement by Liverpool said:

"The 19-year-old has secured a move to Vicarage Road upon the expiry of his Reds contract but, as he is under the age of 24, his registration would have been subject to compensation in the form of a development fee.

“However, following amicable and professional discussions between Watford and Liverpool, the clubs have reached an agreement regarding a transfer. Liverpool would like to wish Jerome all the best in his new career with Watford.”

It has been rumoured that the fee could reach £4M.

Liverpool faced a similar situation when bringing in Danny Ings - with Liverpool and Burnley on that occassion unable to reach agreement it had to be decided by a separate tribunal and the reds were faced with an initial £6.5M fee which could rise to £8M.

Sinclair made 5 appearances in 4 seasons for Liverpool - grabbing one goal.

At the end of the season the player's agent highlighted the fact that with even the likes of Benteke and Lallana sometimes on the bench - Sinclair was unable to break into the Liverpool side.

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