Borussia Dortmund could be forced to sell either one of their most valuable assets this summer in the form of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, according to reports.
This comes from Sport1. They say that Dortmund bosses are ‘assuming’ Sancho is all-but set to leave with the club’s recent financial hit suddenly making his departure not just viable but necessary.
Moreover, if Dortmund fail to qualify for the Champions League, an increasingly possible scenario with the club currently sixth in the Bundesliga standings, then the German heavyweights could be forced to sell Haaland, too – though, the club would prefer to just sell Sancho.
Both Haaland and Sancho have been tipped with big-money moves to Anfield in recent months, and Dortmund’s current financial predicament is something Liverpool can capitalise on.
According to the report, Dortmund have calculated their losses, as a result of the ongoing pandemic, to have surpassed 75 million euros.
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A recent report from EuroSport claimed that Liverpool insiders are confident that Jurgen Klopp’s next major signing could be 20-year-old Golden Boy Haaland.
The Norwegian sensation has a release-clause of £68 million at Dortmund, which is due to come into effect in 2022.
Meanwhile, The Independent have touted Anfield as a potential future destination for Sancho.
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So, it appears Dortmund could be forced to give up one of their generational talents at the Westfalenstadion in order to balance out the books.
Last summer, Sancho was tipped with a high-profile move to Manchester United with Dortmund refusing to baulk over their £108m asking-price for the 18-time England international.
With that said, it seems Dortmund have been acceptant to the idea of Sancho one-day leaving the club. The issue has been both parties reaching an agreed understanding in terms of price.
Liverpool, then, could profit from Dortmund’s current financial position. In the midst of the pandemic, it seems unlikely that the club could still command a nine-figure sum for Sancho.
Unsurprisingly, Bild (via The Mirror) recently reported that Dortmund have dropped their asking price to £88m.
Considering Sancho is just 20-years-old, this could represent a 10 to 15-year investment worth pursuing from Liverpool’s behalf.
If the Reds are able to orchestrate a suitable payment structure, then, this could prove to be a shrewd acquisition, after all.
We’ve seen Michael Edwards work wonders under similar circumstances in the past. The successful acquisitions of Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara prove as such.
Could we be about to see Michael Edwards make lightening strike for a third time? We very-much hope so.