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Liverpool fans should look at latest Jadon Sancho reports with trepidation

According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are still in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, with reports confirming he will leave the Bundesliga club this summer.

It’s no secret that the 20-year-old wonderkid is one of the most coveted talents in world football. With that said, it is fitting that the champions of England would be amongst the potential suitors.

Romano has claimed that Manchester United’s failed attempts to land the England international last summer has left the race wide open.

Speaking on the Que Golazo Podcast, Romano said: “I think he’s moving next summer.

Yes, as we said, it’s so difficult in January, we’ve said that so many times about Jadon Sancho, because Borussia Dortmund are not huge to sell their players in the middle of a season, of a complicated season as they are having, so they need their stars to be back at a top-level, and they don’t want to sell Jadon Sancho in January

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“But next summer I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club. Yes, he was really one step away from leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, Manchester United were really close to signing him for €100m, but then Borussia Dortmund changed their plans, but Manchester United had the agreement with the player and his agents, so everything was ready, and then the deal collapsed at the last stages.

“That’s why I say next summer, I expect Jadon Sancho to leave the club and be back in the Premier League.

“We have to understand if Manchester United will arrive with €120m (£109m), if they will be ready this time to sign the player or if they’ll take the risk of other clubs joining the race.

“I will say like Liverpool, Chelsea, and a lot of clubs are scouting the situation of Jadon Sancho, so at this point the race is open.”

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Top talent but not a sure thing

It would certainly be an exciting prospect to see Sancho back in the Premier League following a brief spell at Manchester City before he left for the Bundesliga in 2017.

Liverpool are rightly scouting the situation of Sancho given their pedigreed front-three will all be 29 come the end of the season.

However, Sancho’s recent form does raise alarm bells given Dortmund are hoping to command a £108 million fee to secure the forward’s services.

Last season, he scored a whopping 17 Bundesliga goals, and so far this term, he is yet to score.

Liverpool have proven in the past that they are only prepared to spend big on signings they consider to be guaranteed ‘transformers’, as was the case with Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

Sancho’s recent struggles question whether he would fall into that particular category.

Chelsea’s recent £72 million capture of Kai Havertz will also leave Liverpool with trepidation as it demonstrates eye-watering transfer fees do not guarantee success.

If Sancho had signed for Liverpool for a nine-figure sum and failed to contribute a single league goal, questions would certainly be asked.

Despite this, Sancho still has time on his side to turn things around. It wasn’t too long ago he finished the 2019/20 campaign with 20 goals and the same number of assists. Such breathtaking talent doesn’t fade away too easily. 2021 could be the year he turns things around.

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