Date: 7th May 2020 at 1:30pm
Written by: Jimmy Light

According to a report from Daily Mirror journalist John Cross, Liverpool’s bitter rivals Man United have ‘put the brakes‘ on trying to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho this summer – potentially opening the door for the Reds to make an attempt. 

Sancho, who has started 32 games in all competitions this season for the German outfit, scoring an impressive tally of 17 goals and 17 assists, is reportedly at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war as United and Liverpool, among other interested parties, take notice of the Englishman’s exploits.

However, due to the impact of recent events, Liverpool’s rivals have now been forced to put their chase for Sancho on hold having previously been the front runners and ‘well ahead‘ of us and fellow interested club Chelsea.

Should Liverpool splash £100 million for Sancho?

Yes, usurp United and get the deal done

Yes, usurp United and get the deal done

No, we need to prioritise Werner

No, we need to prioritise Werner

Chief executive Ed Woodward and co were apparently working on a deal ‘for months‘, but the impact of recent events has forced them to postpone their monitoring of the 20-year-old until 2021.

This may present a huge boost for Liverpool, especially considering United’s perceived spending power has been deemed irrelevant through the global pandemic – but the youngster’s price tag may be another challenge to overcome.

Valued at £100 million by Dortmund, the Reds would have to break their transfer record to sign the player, a feat not easily done considering the impact recent events have had on footballing finances.

However, depending on how the market fluctuates, it’s not inconceivable to think, at least hypothetically, that Dortmund could eventually have to consider lowering their lofty price tag if they want to sell him.

Described as ‘special’ by Brazilian international star Neymar, it may be worth taking advantage of United’s withdrawal and pouncing on a would-be opportunity.