According to the Evening Standard’s Liverpool correspondent David Lynch, Jadon Sancho would be the ‘perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’.
The Borussia Dortmund wonderkid has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in Europe and is currently being monitored by the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea as well as Liverpool.
Reports from Melissa Reddy and The Independent claim that Sancho has indeed been a long-term target of the club although Liverpool will deem whether the transfer is plausible and more importantly whether the cost is at a rate the club think is worth pursuing.
The Standard also report that Liverpool ‘quite happily’ would have swooped for Sancho after the teenager left Manchester City in 2016 were it not for the ‘strained’ relationship between the two clubs.
However, Liverpool are reportedly put off by the England international’s eye-watering price tag that is in the region of £120 million.
The Reds are also not willing to pay such a gargantuan fee on a player that Liverpool identify as a player who would be ‘consigned to their bench’.
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Another definitive factor that could shape whether there are Sancho developments could be determined by the imminent futures of Liverpool’s attacking trident Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Unless Liverpool lose one of their pedigreed front three – a situation they are not expecting this summer with none of the aforementioned trio as of far showing any intent to exit – meaning there isn’t room for a blockbuster attacking purchase.
Indeed, Sancho would be a welcomed addition to Liverpool, the main issue with the transfer as proven in the past is that Edwards and his recruitment team don’t often plump for the obvious choices armed with the information from their research group, led by Ian Graham.
Over the next two months, Liverpool will have big decisions and interesting calls to make on their young players and loanees. Is Curtis Jones ready to make the step up next season or would it be of greater benefit for him to get a full season on loan elsewhere? What happens to Harry Wilson? Rhian Brewster? These decisions will inform their wider transfer picture.