Liverpool like the look of Jadon Sancho. And it seems the same feeling is reciprocated from the Borussia Dortmund wonderkid.
According to the Que Golazo podcast, the Reds keeping close tabs on Sancho and are considering making a £110million swoop.
Liverpool require fresh attacking firepower, after all. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will all be 30 within two years. Replacing them all simultaneously would be a nightmare, so the Reds need to start soon.
Sancho, clearly, is one of the best players available on the market. At 20, he has 29 goals and 30 assists over the past two seasons.
He has struggled this term for goals, but Sancho still has time to turn things around.
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Last summer saw Manchester United extensively linked with Sancho. They fell short, however, as they rejected meeting Borussia Dortmund’s £108m price (per the Guardian).
As a result, Liverpool could be back in the running. The Independent reported that the Reds could now move for Sancho in 2021. And why wouldn’t they?
According to German publication Kicker, as per The Mirror, Sancho prefers the idea of moving to Anfield as opposed to Old Trafford as he feels he’s more likely to win silverware on Merseyside.
It’s unclear whether Sancho will sign for United or Liverpool or whether he’ll return to the Premier League at all, for that matter. But it does appear certain he’ll leave Dortmund.
What RTK has to say
Replacing arguably the world’s best attacking trident will be difficult. Liverpool are Premier League champions and will require the best to remain so.
The best investment from with elite talent is buying young. Like with Sancho.
Although at this present moment, Sancho isn’t as good as Salah or Mane – he very well still could be.
This season is a reminder of that. Sancho has failed to score in 11 Bundesliga appearances this season – he is not a sure thing for success.
But how can he be? At 20, the best years are far ahead of him. It would be harsh for Liverpool to rule out a move all together as a result of a few months of bad form.
If Liverpool are to even attempt to replace their forward triumvirate, they require the players most likely to become world-class – Sancho, is certainly one of them.
None of Firmino, Mane or Salah were elite forwards when they arrive at Anfield. There is no reason to suggest Sancho couldn’t be a similar success story.
With a nine-figure asking-price, indeed it is a big risk. However, there is no easy answer to finding the next set of world superstars – spending big may be neccessary.
It’s an incredibly tough scenario for Liverpool to tackle head on, in fact, and Liverpool will have to trust their self-sustaining transfer model to get it right.