Jadon Sancho is now aware of Liverpool’s interest in him, according to reports. The Reds are moving into position to sign him.
The Independent makes the claim. They believe that Liverpool are in the race for Sancho but it does depend on a few factors.
The main one is out of their hands, however. Manchester United are the chief rival for the player, you see, and their final league position will play a huge part.
Sancho wants Champions League football and if United can’t offer that, then their chances of getting him drastically go down. That’s significant, too, given that United are apparently in a better financial position than Liverpool.
Liverpool have made Sancho aware of their interest, though. The good news is that the player himself sees the Reds as the more attractive option. The bad news is that it might not come down to that.
If United are willing to pay Borussia Dortmund’s £80m price and Liverpool aren’t, then that’s that.
An interesting line regards how Liverpool could afford this. There will be questions over any big fee, of course, given they pulled out of a deal for Timo Werner for financial reasons.
But the Reds could wait until next year to push this one through, apparently. If United are out of the picture at the end of the season, Liverpool would have time to wait. That could give them time to wait for a better financial climate.
What RTK has to say
We’d find it almost impossible to believe that Liverpool would make a big-money move after the Werner situation but that final part saves this one.
Sancho is clearly one of the biggest talents in world football and this would truly be a blockbuster move. But he’d be expensive and therefore a risk.
And so it makes sense that the Reds would position themselves strategically for this one. If United are prepared to blow them out of the water financially then so be it. If they can’t, then Liverpool might just have a real opportunity to sign Sancho.
Even if they must wait a year.