Liverpool won’t be making a swoop for Jadon Sancho any time soon – unless the Reds decide to cash in on one of Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, according to a reliable source.
Sancho became one of European football’s hottest properties last summer after a stunning season in the Bundesliga seeing him linked with a plethora of European giants.
The England international has stepped it up a gear this term, having scored 17 goals and assisted 19 others in 35 appearances and now reportedly tops Manchester United’s list of targets for the summer transfer window.
A report on Thursday morning even suggested Sancho had three reasons for wanting to complete a move to Old Trafford.
But United are not alone in their interest in Sancho, with the 20-year-old seeing his name frequently linked with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid among others.
Earlier this week it was claimed Frank Lampard’s side were “seriously invested” in trying to prise the former Man City academy star back to the Premier League; that despite his enormous price tag.
And Liverpool have also been strongly credited with an interest as Jurgen Klopp looks to the summer window and build on a squad that are Premier League champions in all but name.
However, former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who is now reporter for Norwegian television channel Viasport and is very well connected in the game insists Liverpool’s interest in Sancho only remains a passive one at this stage and that they will only make a move for him were one of their senior forwards be lured away.
Furthermore, Fjortoft – who counts Swindon, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Barnsley among his former sides – claims Dortmund’s asking price for Sancho has been set at €130m (£117.8m).
Writing on his Twitter page, Fjortoft stated: “Liverpool won’t use 130 mill euro for a player who will be on the bench. Sancho won’t go to a club where he won’t play a lot. Remember: “Want and need” a player is a big difference So a BIG sale needs to happen before a BIG buy at Liverpool.
Liverpool won’t use 130 mill euro for a player who will be on the bench.
Sancho won’t go to a club where he won’t play a lot.
Remember: “Want and need” a player is a big difference
So a BIG sale needs to happen before a BIG buy at Liverpool https://t.co/uIrUeLueDx
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) March 26, 2020
Following up, Fjortoft stated Liverpool were Sancho’s most likely destination were he to leave and Liverpool were to sell either Mane or Salah, but also stated there was a growing feeling the winger could stay put at the Westfalenstadion.
“I don’t really look at all them things,” the attacker said. “I just concentrate on my team and take it game by game.
“That’s the most important thing for me now.”