Jurgen Klopp’s stance regarding potential Liverpool transfers has remained widely consistent. The Premier League champions are unlikely to use their newly renowned status to flex their muscles in this summer’s market.
The ongoing global pandemic and uncertainty regarding certain funds make it difficult for the club to justify spending gargantuan fees on strengthening Liverpool’s PL title defence next season.
This would make a move for Jadon Sancho more than unlikely even after recent revelations that suggest the England international could be holding out for a move to Liverpool rather than Manchester United.
Re: Rumor of «Sancho to Liverpool»
Have talked to people very close to the process both in Liverpool and in Dortmund
«Klopp would love to get Sancho, but don’t have the money now”
«Liverpool can’t invest anything before they know what kind of money they have”
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) July 29, 2020
Liverpool have spent just £7.25 million on signings (Minamino and Adrian) since July 2018 and have yet to invest the money influx on players that has followed the club’s Premier League and European Cup success in the past 13 months.
Time may be on Liverpool’s side regarding the upcoming summer window if they are to do the unlikely and swoop for Sancho. The deadline of the transfer window is October 5.
However, The Mail have reported that Dortmund could look to impose a deadline of August 10 for any interested suitors to pay up.
Despite this Klopp has played down any notions of Liverpool signing the Bundesliga wonderkid. While Sancho may be holding out for a move to Anfield, it doesn’t change the fact that the Reds do not have the financial firepower to swoop at this moment in time.
This could change next year when the economic climate eases following the ongoing implications of Covid-19.
If Sancho is really interested in joining Liverpool there is no reason he couldn’t hold out for one final season at Dortmund and force the Reds’ hand with an even better campaign in 2020/21.
It’s also worth considering that recent reports from German magazine Kicker could be a media tactic into forcing United’s hand in paying the gargantuan £100 million fee Dortmund are currently commanding for Sancho.
Following the report, many Liverpool fans took to social media to give their thoughts on Sancho and the likelihood that the Reds are going to miss out on another high-profile name that has been linked with a move to Anfield.
Here are a selection of tweets which showcase the disappointment if Liverpool were to miss out on Sancho…
Sancho,Havertz and Mbbape…. These 3 are generational talents…Being the current PL and CL holders and also no spending in the last window…..if liverpool not even trying to sign anyone….then I will be worried…
— Tanvir Jeshan (@jeshanred_13) July 29, 2020
If he stays at Dortmund for another season, I think he will be a Liverpool player next summer.
— TRIGGZ (@TRIGGZYBOY) July 29, 2020
Tbf it is actually interesting that Klopp would like to get sancho considering our money situation and our owners. Shows that maybe he isn’t getting the back HE wants. Happened w Werner and now Sancho and might happen w Thiago
— Lukas (@lholsy) July 29, 2020
Klopp has always liked Sancho, he even wanted him when he left Man City for Dortmund. But he'd cost a lot of money now. He is the dream signing though.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) July 29, 2020
If they don't have enough cash, get a loan deal for now with option to buy next year. Not gonna happen but seems the only way he would come to Anfield given the "cash crunch" at LFC
— Anand V (@anandvkris) July 29, 2020
- Thiago could be a valuable asset if Liverpool look to pursue reported interest