It’s been all Super League all the time for much of the past week, but with Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group’s short-lived bad idea at least temporarily shelved, we’re left trying to figure out what we’re meant to talk about now.
It turns out, though, that even when your club has tried to kill top flight domestic football in Europe, there are still new unlikely transfer stories to be found. Stories like that the Reds will go all out to sign Jadon Sancho in the summer.
The 21-year-old English attacker plies his trade for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, so naturally it’s Spanish reports insisting that Liverpool are now prepared to splash the cash and meet the €100M asking price. Nature is healing.
Our part in the natural order of this would then be to remind people it’s not a good idea to trust Spanish reports about English players plying their trade in Germany and to point out the Reds aren’t exactly flush with cash right now.
After all, that was the rationale for the whole Super League thing. That all the big clubs are struggling financially and can’t keep giving fans the sweet, sweet marquee signings they crave without a massive influx of cash money.
Liverpool may be better off than fellow wannabe Super Leaguers Barcelona and Real Madrid. But €100M for Jadon Sancho? In this economy? We have doubts. Still, at least we’re talking about something other than the Super League. Sort of.