Liverpool have seemingly begun the process of replacing Mo Salah with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
The current Reds’ star has long been linked with a move away from Liverpool, with French giants Paris Saint Germain thought to be the latest club to open talks with the Egyptian, according to Telefoot.
As a result, Liverpool have been linked with a swoop for Sancho, with reports in Spain indicating that FSG would be willing to part with €100m (£86m) to bring him to Anfield in a deal that would be beneficial for the Reds.
Since signing for Dortmund from Manchester City, the English winger has been nothing short of sensational.
At just the age of 21, he has made 131 appearances for BVB, scoring 46 goals and providing a further 60 assists at a rate of a direct goal contribution rate of 0.8 per game in all competitions.
His performances have certainly earned him praise from all quarters with former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann labelling the wideman as “world-class”.
For comparison, Sancho’s numbers are certainly not behind that of current Reds forward Salah.
Since the Egyptian’s arrival from Roma, he has made 197 appearances for the Reds, scoring an eye-watering 122 strikes and laying on a further 45. It means that Salah is only marginally more productive than Sancho at a goal contribution rate of 0.84 per match.
Interestingly enough, the 28-year-old is outperformed by the Dortmund man in most other facets of the game.
According to WhoScored, whilst Salah takes more shots per game in the league at 3.3 compared to 2.1, Sancho excels in key passes, dribbles and passes per game.
It all goes to show then that should Liverpool elect to sell their ‘Egyptian King’ at some point in the near future, £190k per week Sancho would certainly be a very capable heir to his crown at Anfield.