It seems for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp there are just some transfer rumours that just seem to stick.
Whilst the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Kai Havertz have continually been thrown in the mix of the transfer rumour mill there is one name that just will not go away.
According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have informed Borussia Dortmund of their desire to sign Jadon Sancho this summer, with the Bundesliga runners-up expected to demand at least £100m for the 19-year-old’s services.
Whilst it isn’t at all surprising to see one of Europe’s hottest prospects touted with a transfer to the home of the European champions. This is just the standard procedure that comes with being the best footballing entity in the world.
The report also claims that Liverpool would have recruited Sancho from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 if trade between the two clubs would have been possible at the time.
However, should Sancho indeed consider a move to the Premier League champions-elect, he should consider a luxury he will be handed at Anfield that he will not get anywhere else across the globe.
The reality is that Sancho, of course, is still only a teenager and is by no means close to the finished article. However, if a team is willing to pay a ten-figure sum to land the England international they will be expecting a player who is ready to take the continent by storm.
Whereas if Sancho were to sign for Liverpool, the former Manchester City prodigy will be able to buy his time and patiently learn under the tutelage of the most devestating attacking triumvirate on the planet.
Mohamed Salah (27), Sadio Mane (27) and Roberto Firmino (28) are all in the peak years of their careers and all world-class commodities. The fact Liverpool have such breathtaking attacking options in their armoury means that Sancho will not be expected to carry the goalscoring burden alone should he move to Anfield.
Sancho is eight years younger than all three of the Reds’ Ballon d’Or nominated trio meaning if he does transfer to Liverpool there will be a guarantee of longevity at some point in the distant future.
The English-born teenager is currently one of the brightest prodigies in world football and with 12 goals and 14 assists in just 19 Bundesliga matches this season it is easy to see why.
He already has regular Champions League football on lockdown with Dortmund so if he is to give that up then surely he will want to make a significant step up in the footballing pyramid of Europe’s elite.
Whilst it is a gargantuan transfer fee nonetheless, Klopp’s recent contract extension was put into place so the German manager could begin preparations for the future and the imminent transitional period.
Talents like Jadon Sancho only come around so often and with Liverpool’s current stock higher than it has been in over 30 years, the Reds should certainly make sure they are in the running for Dortmund wonderkid.