Liverpool have become favorites to sign Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in the January transfer window, according to informed reporter Jan Age Fjortoft.
Re: Liverpool favorite to get Sancho
– player has no clause in his contract
– Dortmund got 90 million pounds when they sold Dembélé to Barcelona
– want more for Sancho
– sources say 130 million pounds https://t.co/xtKEFfluw7
— Jan Aage Fjørtoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 💛💙 (@JanAageFjortoft) December 2, 2019
The teenage sensation expressed his desire to leave Dortmund just a couple weeks ago after a falling out with the club. Dortmund fined Sancho €100,000 and suspended him for returning late from international duty in October.
Sancho is an ideal transfer for Klopp's Liverpool
Manchester United previously declared Sancho a vital signing for January along with 19-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Haaland. But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has intensified efforts to snag Sancho despite the £130 million hefty price tag.
The Englishman is valued at £40 million more than Ousmane Dembélé who Dortmund sold to Barcelona for a then-club transfer record of 105 million euros. However, it's more likely that Liverpool will offer around £100 million for the Sancho.
Sancho is an ideal player for Klopp, as the German has a proven track record with previous attackers including Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and current frontman Robert Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mo Salah. Sancho is also a Nike athlete which dovetails nicely into the team's new partnership with the sportswear company for next year's kits.
The England international has enjoyed a stellar career in Dortmund, notching 20 goals and 32 assists in 54 starts and 74 outings across all competitions.
As Klopp builds his team for the future, what remains to be seen is what Liverpool may have to give up in order to snag another high-quality winger.