Liverpool are reported to have joined the race for the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s exciting forward Jadon Sancho.
The 21-year-old England international winger is viewed as a potential improvement on the out-of-form Sadio Mané – or Mohamed Salah if the Egyptian King decided to up sticks and leave. If Sancho is not signed to replace either player, he would be a fantastic addition to Liverpool’s squad, allowing further rotation of the front trio.
Currently, Jürgen Klopp has Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Salah, and Mané to choose from. Divock Origi is clearly a last resort in attack these days and it’s widely believed the Belgian will finally be on his way out of Anfield this summer.
German publication Bild reports that Liverpool and Chelsea may have joined the race to sign Sancho this summer. Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United could not reach an agreement on a deal for Sancho last year but United are rumoured to still be hoping to bring him to Old Trafford on a long-term contract. Now, however, United, Liverpool, and Chelsea may be about to do battle for Sancho’s signature.
Bild claims that Dortmund have put a €100 million price tag on Sancho’s head before the opening of this summer’s transfer window.
Speaking to the German broadcaster, ARD, Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has stated that the club has a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with Sancho which allows him to leave this summer. ‘We already had a gentlemen’s agreement with Jadon last year that he can switch under certain conditions,’ Zorc told ARD. ‘He’s been with us for a couple of years. However, this agreement does not exist with Erling [Haaland].’
It’s sure to be an exciting summer for Reds fans with the return to fitness of several first-team players such as Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, and Joël Matip. Add to that the possibility of some exciting transfers like Sancho and others and The Reds could be set up nicely for a fresh title challenge next season.
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