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Why aren't Liverpool signing Jadon Sancho this summer?

Liverpool aren’t signing Jadon Sancho this summer – but why? The winger looks perfect for the Reds.

It looks as though Jadon Sancho will join Manchester United this summer. That feels like a real blow to us. Not only is Sancho tailor-made for Liverpool but he’s joining the last club we’d want him to join.

Fabrizio Romano says things are getting close between Sancho and United. It seems like it’s only a matter of time now – especially as he’s not the only one saying that.

So why aren’t Liverpool signing Sancho exactly?

Why aren’t Liverpool signing Sancho?

We’d back Liverpool to beat United to any signing they want right now. Providing it makes sense, of course.

And it appears this one doesn’t.

From a playing point of view, it definitely does. As we’ve written before, Sancho would be a wonderful fit, capable of playing the high-energy, high-pressing style and able to cover both wings.

Really, there aren’t many better signings Liverpool could make. Let alone for that reported £87m fee – that could be a bargain for United.

But as with most things, it comes down to money. ESPN claim Liverpool have a budget of around £50m this summer before player sales.

They’ve spent most of that on Ibrahima Konate, though, while some will go towards new contracts.

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The Athletic, too, says they must sell to buy going forward. We’re not entirely sure they could make enough money selling players to cover the Sancho fee.

Especially as Gini Wijnaldum leaving could mean splitting that money across both attack and midfield.

That appears to be the consensus at Liverpool, too. Both Bild and Sport1 in Germany say they could only really afford Sancho if Mohamed Salah left.

That kind of incoming transfer fee could entirely cover the spend. Without it, the Reds won’t have the necessary funds. It’s a real shame as both outlets claim Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp really like Sancho.

But they can’t afford him, it seems as there just isn’t enough money being put forward this summer. We’ll have to wait and see if Liverpool come to regret not doing more to make it happen.

Unfortunately, we believe they will.

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