Given that a quiet transfer window followed a Champions League win and record breaking profits – it is safe to assume that next summer will see a big money arrival at Liverpool. Spanish outlet, El Desmarque, has reported that Liverpool will look to sign Jadon Sancho after conceding a move for Kylian Mbappe is unrealistic.
For months on end Kopites have been dividing their energies between praying for a move for Kylian Mbappe and pleading for a move for Jadon Sancho.
According to El Desmarque, the Reds have decided that a move for Kylian Mbappe would be nigh on impossible. The Frenchman would command a world record fee and would likely also warrant world record wages.
Anfield’s sporting director Michael Edwards has proven a shrewd operator in the transfer market in recent seasons, (The Telegraph reported that Edwards underpaid for Fabinho by £22m) it is unlikely that the Reds’ negotiator would allow himself to spend such obscene amounts on one player.
Jadon Sancho, however, presents a much more realistic prospect – particularly given the link between Jürgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund.
What RTK has to say
If the Spanish outlet are right and the Reds have indeed decided to opt for the Dortmund winger, it would be a very wise move by Michael Edwards and co.
Kylian Mbappe would improve any team but the money involved doesn’t come close to fitting in with the Anfield business model. If Liverpool sign Jadon Sancho they would be getting a player for half the price of the Mbappe, freeing up funds to be spent on other areas of the side.
The Reds would also benefit from linking up Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sancho, the pair are likely to share a wing for England for years to come.