Borussia Dortmund could try to extend the contract of Jadon Sancho, according to reports. That shouldn’t worry Liverpool, however.
90min claims that Borussia Dortmund are ready to offer a new contract to Jadon Sancho. The England international has three years left on his current deal but the German side may look to extend that.
You can’t blame them, either. There’s plenty of interest in Sancho, with Manchester United reportedly wanting him all summer. They appear to have decided against the £108m asking-price, though.
And that supposedly opens the door for Liverpool, according to the Independent. We really think this one could be on – everything just seems too ideal for it not to be. You can read more of our thoughts on it here.
As for this potential contact offer, we feel Liverpool shouldn’t worry about it.
Dortmund won’t want to lose Sancho. Why would they? He’s one of the most exciting talents in the world and a key part of their side. If they are to lose him, they’ll want it to be for a big fee. Hence that £108m price tag.
And so, we don’t see how a new contract would actually change anything. Yes, it would mean more money for Sancho but Liverpool will be in position to offer far more than Dortmund. If Sancho is swayed by money, a new Dortmund contract won’t win the battle for his signature.
The only real stumbling block would be that the Germans decide they can up their asking price. But a new deal wouldn’t rise it to £200m – it will still be in reach.
There’s no point raising the price to something no one can or will pay. £108m is still an enormous amount and would be a record fee for Liverpool. With that in mind, they’ll only go for Sancho if they decide he’s perfect for them.
And that situation suggests Liverpool would go quite high for the player. They know what they’re getting into, after all. If Liverpool want Sancho, they’ll pay a huge fee next summer and they’ll be prepared to pay it. No new contract will change that.