Who doesn’t love a good transfer saga? This summer’s transfer window has centred around one man: Jadon Sancho, the hottest prospect in world football. Manchester United seemed determined to wrap up a deal but Borussia Dortmund have warned them off insisting that the Englishman wouldn’t be sold. The Dortmund statement has left the door open for Liverpool to bag Jadon Sancho next summer.
No go United
Manchester United have been thoroughly warned off their top target for the summer. Speaking to the press at a first team training session Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said:
“[Jadon Sancho will] play for us next season. The decision is final. I think that answers all of the questions.”
The statement comes after weeks of prolonged negotiations between the Manchester side and Dortmund, with many resigned to United once again stumping up the megabucks to get their man.
Sancho reportedly wants Liverpool move
Last week German outlet Kicker reported that Jadon Sancho wanted a move to Liverpool over United.
The report pointed out that whilst the Englishman may want a move to Merseyside it was still likely that the Red Devils would get the deal over the line as they have a reputation for always paying what it takes.
If the winger does indeed want to play under Jürgen Klopp at Anfield then today’s statement may well mean he could still get his wish.
Liverpool could make Sancho move in 2021
At the minute it is unlikely that the Reds will make any big money signings. The club is currently adjusting to a new financial reality imposed by the global health crisis.
However, in a year’s time the situation may be very different. In a year’s time the club will be reaping the profits of their record breaking kit deal with Nike, they may also be back in line for matchday revenue.
Furthermore, Sancho will have one year less on his contract which will reduce any potential fee (if only slightly).
These factors mean that Liverpool could plausibly move for Jadon Sancho next summer. This would suit the club down to the ground as Mo Salah would be teetering on his 30s, it would be a good time to bring a rotation option – plus, given Sancho’s versatility he would always fit in somewhere.