Liverpool are reportedly plotting a €100m swoop for Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window to refresh their attack.
According to Todo Fichajes, Liverpool want to add to their squad in the summer and have identified Sancho to lead their redevelopment.
The report claims Liverpool will put forward a €100m offer to Dortmund for Sancho, but they are not expecting a response until the window officially opens.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
It will be intriguing to see what kind of transfer budget Jurgen Klopp has to work with this summer. Liverpool have reportedly been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and suffered financially as a result of a lack of crowds and other sources of income due to restrictions and lockdowns. The club’s plan to join the European Super League also quickly fell to pieces as all six Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, announced that they are withdrawing from the proposal two days after joining it.
If they can afford Sancho, though, would he be a good target for the Reds?
Sancho has produced 12 goals and 16 assists for Dortmund in all competitions this season and only recently turned 21-years-old. The winger has bags of potential, given his age, but has also proven that he is able to provide consistent quality at the top level. In 130 senior appearances for Dortmund, Sancho has scored 46 goals and provided 60 assists, which shows that he can consistently score and assist goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
This suggests that he could be an excellent addition to refresh Jurgen Klopp’s squad as he brings in almost guaranteed quality because of his form for Dortmund in recent seasons. At the age of 21, he also has the potential to be a star player for Liverpool for a number of years going forward, rather than only being a short-term option for the club.
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