Liverpool must target Jadon Sancho after reports of Manchester United bid

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Liverpool must target Jadon Sancho after reports of Manchester United bid

Manchester United are preparing an opening bid for Jadon Sancho, according to reports. If true, Liverpool simply must get involved.

Eurosport claim that Manchester United are preparing a bid for Jadon Sancho. The player is available, they say, with Borussia Dortmund open to a sale.

They’re far from the first to say this, of course. ESPN have said the same, as have the BBC. It really does seem as though Sancho is on the move this summer.

Both ESPN and the BBC believe he’ll move for around £87m, too. It’s a hefty fee but a reasonable one. Though, it seems it’s slightly too much for Liverpool.

Bild claims that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp like Sancho a lot. They’d love to bring him to Anfield, too, but can only afford to do so if a star moves on. Most likely, that would be Mohamed Salah.

However, the new Eurosport report claims United could open the bidding as low as £65m. That’s a bargain Liverpool must get in on.

Clubs ready to bid for Sancho

We recently wrote how Liverpool cannot afford to lose Salah to sign Sancho. Not when there’s a little on the line.

For £65m, though? Would Liverpool even need to sell Salah to fund that? The club could surely find that kind of money for a player worth twice that.

And Sancho really is worth twice that. He turned 21 under two months ago but already has three fantastic seasons in the Bundesliga under his belt. That span has seen him score 37 goals and assist 39 just in the league.

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Sancho has 16 just this season and he didn’t even start it well. We’re talking about a remarkable talent here – one who could be Liverpool’s star for years to come.

Now, we don’t think Liverpool should sacrifice Salah for that. It would also sacrifice a good chance at another title as we can’t imagine Sancho could immediately replace the Egyptian.

But Liverpool can’t let him go to United for £65m. They simply must get involved if those are the numbers we’re talking about. It’s just too good of a deal.

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