In an article about Jadon Sancho’s likely next club, Melissa Reddy has explained that Liverpool probably do not have the necessary finances to bring him to Anfield – despite the fact that he previously did not spend much if a player of his size became available …
Unfortunately, COVID-19 and the aftermath of this awful season where the Champions League qualifier looks very unlikely will scoop us up in the transfer market.
“Before the global pandemic, Liverpool acted cautiously in the transfer market to create reserves if a generational talent or a real difference producer was available at the right time at the right price,” Reddy told German outlet Sport1.
“The club bought Diogo Jota to strengthen the attack, but there is an awareness that the offensive trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah have played over and will not get younger …
“Sancho’s excellent performance at BVB has exploded his value to a point that is unrealistic for Liverpool. Now with an exit clause, it is an unlikely deal due to the financial situation resulting from Covid.
“Liverpool do not play expensive poker games, neither can City, Manchester United or Chelsea, who can afford it. The transfers last summer were all on flexible terms. Wolves, for example, accepted only about ten percent of the guaranteed transfer fee for Jota for the first year of his transfer. ”
In another German article in Bild this morning, Sancho has been strongly attached to us again, but we just can not see how we can compete financially with the other sides fighting for his signature.
Bild says a fee of £ 72m is required, but Liverpool will not use it unless we sell one of the current front-three.
Roberto Firmino would be the only player we would potentially sanction an exit for, and even then we would rather have Bobby stay and find the form that made him one of the most exciting, unique strikers in the industry in our two years of glory.
At EOTK, we believe the club is far more likely to bring in another Jota type: great potential, medium fee; than a Sancho – who breaks the bank.