Jadon Sancho is one of the most exciting young players on the planet at the moment.
He recently finished second in the race for the Golden Boy award behind Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix. After racking up 12 goals and 14 assists in the Bundesliga last term, he already has five and six respectively in this campaign as well. Currently valued at £90m by Transfermarkt, he has the world at his feet at the tender age of 19.
Liverpool have been linked with him in recent weeks, and now, former Premier League player Jan Aage Fjortoft has said that, according to his sources, the Anfield outfit lead the way for the England international.
From a very good source in Germany:
Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho.
Sancho wants to leave the club already in January
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) December 2, 2019
This has got the club’s fans talking. Giving the hype surrounding the youngster, many are excited to hear this fresh news in regards to the teenager, and they seem desperate to see him move to Merseyside.
If you think I’m going to believe the sources of ex-Barnsley striker Jan Åge Fjørtoft regarding the Jadon Sancho to Liverpool in January rumours over every LFC beat reporter then you are absolutely right. Welcome Jadon
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) December 2, 2019
Imagine Sancho Salah Mané and Firmino… European clubs ain’t ready to face Liverpool yet
— — (@farouk606) December 2, 2019
It is hard to argue that he would be a fantastic signing on paper. He was named in the Bundesliga Team of the Year last time out, and already has 11 caps for his country even at his age. There is a reason why the likes of Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for him.
However, Jurgen Klopp does already have three top quality forwards at his disposal in Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Surely one of those would have to make way to fit the young winger in to the team? Would he be anything other than a rotation option?
That appears to be what several of the club’s fans are asking.
Jan Sancho is right footed. Liverpool play with inverted wingers. Therefore Liverpool would be buying Sancho to play in Manés position? Makes no sense
— Derek Fallon (@Derekfallon) December 2, 2019
tbh I would love Sancho, but it would probably cost £100m+ and I just couldn’t justify spending that sort of money on what would effectively be a rotation option for Mane and Salah
— TMooreSGS00 (10-1) 🎄🎅☃️ (@TMooreSGS00) December 2, 2019
I’d take Sancho at LFC in a heart-beat.
…but how well might he deal with playing second fiddle to Salah/Mané, two players who could potentially keep him from first-team football?
Jadon needs regular match time to cont. his development and i’m not sure we can guarantee it.
— On The Counter FM (@OnTheCounterFM) December 2, 2019
Indeed, last season the three scored 68 goals between them all in competitions as the Reds picked up 97 points in the Premier League and won the Champions League. They don’t seem to be crying out for another option going forward as it stands.
Some supporters would even rather see other big-name wingers come in instead of the youngster, such as Son Heung-min, who The Athletic’s James Pearce said any reported interest in was “just a rumour” last month, and even Kylian Mbappe who is a striker but can play on the flank.
Rather have Son from Spurs any day of the week than Sancho.. Over hyped because he’s an English player.. Curtis Jones already at Liverpool will turn out to be a better player than him too in my opinion.. K
— Mark Mc (@MarkmaccaMc) December 2, 2019
Im curious, who would you prefer, Matt, Sancho or Mbappe?
I personally would choose Mbappe over Sancho. But both of them would destroy our wage structure put in place by Klopp for youngster. Both of them would cost at least 100k plus per week wages
— Hasabi (@hasabibilal) December 2, 2019
Nah. Sancho Jan2020. Mbappe summer.
— NB (@bard4lfc) December 2, 2019
The South Korea international and PSG man are both quality footballers in their own right as well and have appeared at World Cups. They have participated in the biggest matches in the sport, with the former appearing in the Champions League final last term and the latter scoring in the World Cup showpiece in Russia.
Sancho, of course, can’t compete with their experience as of yet, but he is clearly already a top talent. It remains to be seen whether Fjortoft’s sources are correct, anyway.
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