Manchester United have a transfer stance on Jadon Sancho, according to reports, and it could benefit Liverpool. It’s exactly what the Reds needed, in fact.
This comes from Sky Sports, who say that United won’t pay over £50m for Sancho. That’s despite Borussia Dortmund wanting at least twice that to sell the player.
The two clubs appear to be at an impasse, then. United are ‘encouraged’ by Dortmund’s suggestion that their financial figures could fall, however.
Given that the two are so far apart in valuations – with United believing Dortmund haven’t sufficiently lowered theirs in light of the economic collapse – you’d imagine Dortmund would need to be in significant trouble for United to get their wish.
As for Sancho, his stance is simpler. He wants to return to the Premier League, they say, and United lead the way for him to do that.
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So why’s this relevant to Liverpool? Because it could easily lead to the Reds getting what they need.
Jurgen Klopp recently told Bild that Sancho would look good in a Liverpool shirt. He admitted, however, that he couldn’t see a transfer happening this summer but the 20-year-old is a ‘very interesting player’.
There’s an obvious reason for a transfer not happening this summer, of course. The financial situation at Liverpool prohibits them from big moves, as The Times claims.
But that could change in a year. If things are back to normal, Liverpool would have two years worth of cash reserves. They’d also have a real need to bring in fresh faces, given they could go two years without major signings.
A Liverpool move for Sancho can only happen if United don’t sign him, of course. So in that regard, this news is very encouraging. United may not have the money to sign him this summer and if they can’t, then Liverpool represent real opposition this time next year.