It’s no secret that Jürgen Klopp is a big fan of Jadon Sancho. The manager would have loved to have brought the player to Liverpool before he left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017. But Klopp said a year ago that Liverpool never had a chance to sign Sancho since top Premier League clubs rarely do business with one another.
Now, still only 19-years-old, Sancho is one of the most sought after players on the planet. And as far as the Daily Mail is concerned Liverpool have made contact with Dortmund to officially state their interest in signing Sancho this summer. And if Liverpool want to deal with Dortmund this summer they’ll have to be quick out of the door with £100million.
Sancho’s star has always been on the rise. He left City at 16 or 17 because he wasn’t assured regular playing time in the first team. So he went to Dortmund and promptly started breaking records for young player contributions. He was the youngest to score ten in a season for BVB.
There are plenty of other clubs hoping to win the great race for Sancho’s signature when the transfer window reopens. Manchester City let the Englishman go for £8million three years ago but they’ll be in the mix, along with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United, who are far and away the most unlikely option I would think.
A search of internet places revealed that Sancho is a Chelsea supporter, so there could be something in that.
Klopp could have an advantage over his competition in the quest to bring Sancho to Merseyside. It’s possible that the Nike deal could work in Liverpool’s favor given Sancho is sponsored by Nike, as well. But also, hopefully there’s a good enough relationship between Klopp and Dortmund that exists to see the Reds through to the handshakes.
I don’t know how Klopp works in Sancho and Timo Werner this summer but I’m dying to find out.