Liverpool have been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in recent weeks and the Englishman could well prove to be Liverpool’s next Mohamed Salah.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on the Que Golazo podcast, the 20-year-old will depart Dortmund next summer and is set for a Premier League return, with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea scouting him.
Since leaving Manchester City to join the Bundesliga side in 2017, Sancho has established himself as one of the brightest young talents in European football, having contributed a superb 38 goals and 51 assists in 117 appearances.
Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for the £90 million rated youngster during the summer transfer window but were unable to agree a fee with die Schwarzgelben, so Liverpool must now attempt to succeed where their old rivals failed.
Certainly, if he were to sign for Liverpool, he could be the man to replace Salah, with the Egyptian having attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona recently which has cast doubt over his long-term future with the Merseyside club.
Whilst the Reds have world-class talent in Salah and Sadio Mane on their wings, with the supremely talented Diogo Jota also available in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, all of these players like to cut inside and often play as auxiliary strikers, so it could be argued that they are lacking an out-and-out winger such as Sancho.
His performances in the Bundesliga last season were certainly at a world-class level, as he contributed 17 goals and 16 assists in just 32 top-flight appearances, resulting in an incredible average rating of 7.64.
When Sancho was just 18, he was dubbed “the perfect footballer” by German football legend Lothar Matthaus and it seems as if he has only got better since then, so surely he would be a superb addition to Liverpool’s squad.
Although Michael Edwards has gained a reputation for completing bargain deals during his time as sporting director at LFC, he must surely consider breaking the bank for Sancho as considering what he has achieved already in his short career, it seems as if he is destined to challenge for the Ballon d’Or in the future, something which he could achieve with Liverpool should he make the move to Merseyside.