Many Everton fans have been discussing Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho on Twitter and the Grand Old Team forum (Wednesday), presumably after Sky Sports reported that the 19-year-old is likely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer.
Sky Sports say that Manchester United are keen to bring the England international to Old Trafford in the next transfer window, with a later report from the same source saying that the German outfit will demand at least £100m for the teenager.
That is no surprise either with the attacker enjoying another brilliant season in a yellow shirt, scoring 15 goals and providing a further 17 assists in 29 appearances in all competitions.
It would certainly have to be seen as a huge surprise if the Merseyside outfit did make a bid of £100m or more for Sancho, given their current club-record buy will be Richarlison if the deal reaches £50m with the included clauses.
Everton director of football Marcel Brands did suggest at the club’s AGM last month that the squad is lacking depth on the right wing, which is incidentally the position he has tended to play the most for Dortmund.
Many Toffees supporters have been discussing the youngster, with one fan saying “we have the moolah”.
That is probably a slightly ambitious thought, given the club has already admitted, in quotes reported by Sky Sports, recently that they are working within the FFP restrictions.
Sancho can come to EVERTON!
Sancho, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin dream team.
We have the moolah!!!
— Tom Capes (@tomictees) February 13, 2020
Can we at least put a bid in for Sancho!? Please @Everton
— 🇧🇷🏴🇮🇹🇧🇷 (@FinKitch) February 12, 2020
He would be great backup for Walcott. 😬😬😬
— Mike Chang (@featuremike) February 13, 2020
Others chose to focus on how having Carlo Ancelotti at the helm should mean that they are more likely to be able to get names like Sancho to Goodison Park.
Indeed, the 60-year-old is a household name in European football who has top-flight titles in England, France, German and Italy to his name, as well as three Champions League successes, as per Transfermarkt.
Again, with Sancho’s reported price tag, the fact he is an England international and clubs like Manchester United eyeing up surely mean that the Toffees would face an uphill struggle to get him.
And why not when we’ve got Ancelotti at the helm and Sancho has the opportunity to play every week and make even more of a name for himself.
— Richard Hughes (@Puckyou1912) February 12, 2020
I was talking about this before, it would be amazing for us and it’s a similar situation to Dortmund, but we’re obviously not on Dortmund’s level. A team that isn’t guaranteed trophies but can do well with the right players and an exciting manager. Why not
— Connor Rudge (@connorPSrudge) February 12, 2020