Manchester United’s hot pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho has been handed a blow as the Englishman reportedly prefers Liverpool over Old Trafford
Sancho has risen to prominence since swapping Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in summer 2017 for only £8million.
Three years on, the 20-year-old forward is one of the most sought-after rising stars in European football, with Manchester United and several notable Europe’s clubs taking an interest in him.
Manchester United harbor a long-standing interest in the England international and has been working around the clock to secure his move to Old Trafford over the past 12 months.
However, the Red Devils are yet to figure out the way to overcome the stumbling block in the shape of Sancho’s price tag that currently stands at £100million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of snapping up the former Manchester City youth product now face another challenge, as Sancho appears to favor a move to United’s bitter Premier League rivals Liverpool, report Daily Mirror.
Jadon Sancho would rather move to Liverpool than Manchester United because of the higher likelihood they win the Premier League. [KICKER] pic.twitter.com/EYzAk89yHg— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) July 29, 2020
The quick-silver forward has set his preference based on his presumption that the Reds can offer him better chances for competing for titles than Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp is keeping his eyes peeled this summer for value in the transfer market to provide quality and depth to his attacking line, and Sancho foots the bill.
But, Borussia Dortmund’s stratospheric demands are likely to price Liverpool out of the race for the Englishman, as Klopp’s side can’t afford to dish out £100million this summer.
In fact, Manchester United are one of the rare clubs that can meet Dortmund’s valuation of Sancho amid the financial concerns raised by the coronavirus crisis.
Meanwhile, clinching a deal with Dortmund would require Liverpool to renounce either Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, which is a prospect Klopp doesn’t find satisfying.