Peter Crouch says he would not be surprised if Liverpool tried to sign Jadon Sancho.
The 19-year-old forward scored his first international goals on Tuesday night, netting twice in England’s 5-3 win over Kosovo at St Mary’s.
The Borussia Dortmund star was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer after just two seasons in the Bundesliga after leaving Manchester City’s Academy.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed he has met with the Red Devils to discuss Sancho, but the England starlet remained in Germany.
But just how long Dortmund can hang on to the London-born player, who is already rated in the £100m bracket, remains to be seen.
“All being well, he will return to the Premier League,” Crouch told the Daily Mail.
“Clubs will be queuing up to sign him and while there has been noise about him joining Manchester United, I wonder whether Liverpool might actually be the perfect fit.
“It would not surprise me to see him at Anfield.”
Sancho bucked the trend to move to Germany, turning down a £30,000-a-week contract in the City academy to go to Dortmund and his brave move has paid dividends.
“What he did to launch his career deserves huge praise,” Crouch added. “It couldn’t have been easy leaving England to play club football in Germany, but he looks destined to become a superstar and I thought he was superb against Kosovo.
“The easy thing for him to do would have been to remain at Manchester City, get paid well and make the odd appearance off the bench, but he stepped out of his comfort zone to join Borussia Dortmund and you can see how much he is enjoying himself.
“I fully expect one of these kids to take a huge leap forward next summer and leave a big mark on the European Championship. The more I see of Sancho, the more I am convinced he is going to be the one who explodes on to the scene.”