After major boost, Liverpool can commandeer Manchester United deal; personal terms already agreed

The Times reported on Tuesday that Borussia Dortmund have set a deadline on talks over Jadon Sancho’s future and it plays into Liverpool’s hands.

Tom Roddy writes: “Sancho is keen to have his future resolved as early as possible but it may be complicated by England’s EUROs campaign beginning on Sunday against Croatia at Wembley with the forward part of Gareth Southgate’s squad.”

Bild claims that concrete talks are yet to be held over the forward and an agreement is unlikely to be reached before England’s EUROs campaign gets underway and this is good news for Liverpool.

Jan Aage Fjortfot suggests that BVB have set a Jadon Sancho deadline, with no talks to be held after their pre-season camp starts on the 23rd of July which gives the Reds time to claw their way back into contention.

As we reported on Tuesday, Liverpool are not out of the race to sign Jadon Sancho but they need to catch a wake up in order to do so as Manchester United already have personal terms agreed with the player.

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Jadon Sancho of England shoots during the international friendly match between England and Romania at Riverside Stadium on June 06, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England.
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – JUNE 06: Jadon Sancho of England shoots during the international friendly match between England and Romania at Riverside Stadium on June 06, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

As we have said before, Sancho has expressed a willingness to join Liverpool but much like Timo Werner, he will not sit around and wait for the Reds and if Manchester United can reach an agreement with Dortmund before the Anfield side does, he will move to Old Trafford.

However, with Liverpool taking their time over making a decision on whether to fund a move to sign him, Dortmund’s deadline combined with the EUROs being a blockade to getting a deal over the line, the Reds have more time than first thought.

We understand that player sales could influence whether or not Jurgen Klopp makes a move for Sancho but with England expected to progress to the latter stages of the tournament, it likely won’t be until July before United can seal a deal to sign the 21-year-old.

Of course, that’s assuming they can get Dortmund to agree to their offer, with Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer’s side currently not meeting the German club’s “asking price of £80m + £20m in add-ons.”

DORTMUND, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 29: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund scores his sides first goal past Alexander Schwolow of Sport-Club Freiburg during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Sport-Club Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park on February 29, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Sancho, who scored 16 goals and assisted a further 20 for Dortmund this season, is exactly the type of player Liverpool should be signing and realistically, £80m +£20m for a player of his quality is a reasonable asking price.

Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk for £75m and have been rewarded handsomely for their investment and I imagine it would be the same with Sancho and still only 21, he could be a real crowd-pleaser at Anfield.

With Jurgen Klopp’s front three not getting any younger, the Englishman would the perfect player to sign to come in and succeed one of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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