McManaman explains why Sancho would reject move to Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 5th February 2020 11:51

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund

Steve McManaman thinks Jadon Sancho would reject Liverpool for now in favour of guaranteed football elsewhere if the Premier League club made a bid for him in the summer.

One name continually linked with a move to Anfield is Sancho, who is enjoying another incredible season for Borussia Dortmund.

The 19-year-old has scored 15 goals while providing 16 assists in all competitions this term, but reports claim he has fallen out with the Dortmund hierarchy.

Recent reports indicated that Liverpool are still keen on Sancho but McManaman thinks the England international would rather go to a club where he will definitely be starting.

“I think he’d prefer to go somewhere where he will start week-in and week-out. I don’t think there’s any problem with that,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net.

“The other thing is the cost implications. How much is he going to cost?

“No doubt, he’s an extremely bright prospect, he’s doing really well in Dortmund, he plays regularly and he’s a star there.

“Whether Liverpool would go for him now is something that I don’t know and if he was available, he would command big money and I presume that there’s a number of clubs that would go for him.

“Jadon could cost £60 million-£75 million and that’s a lot of money for somebody that young even though he looks a fantastic prospect.

“It’s a big outlay for a player and in all honesty Liverpool’s young players are all doing well themselves and Jurgen Klopp seems to want to give them a go.”

 

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