Liverpool are in the race for Jadon Sancho this summer, but like most clubs it will be easier to attract the England international if Borussia Dortmund miss the Champions League and therefore their financial incentives.
Of course, Liverpool ourselves now seem very unlikely to qualify which could change our transfer market strategy as well.
Journalist Leah Smith, who has been very, very reliable recently, broke the news on Twitter this morning:
Many eyes are watching and waiting to see if BvB qualify for the Champions League 👀
– Leah Smith (@LeahSmith_) April 27, 2021
Sancho is a huge talent, but we know Liverpool will only consider buying if we can bring his price down to around £ 60million.
If BVB wants more, we will probably quit the race for his signature.
Sancho has just six Bundesliga goals this quarter, a sharp drop from last season, but his potential should not be questioned.
With Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino enduring such bad seasons, it’s probably time for Liverpool to bring in a new elite striker, and Sancho would tick a lot of the boxes in terms of age, high cap and nationality.
He also has a close relationship with people like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez from the England team already.