Owen Hargreaves has told BT Sport’s Early Kick-Off (Episode 35) that he reckons Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho walks into Liverpool’s side – as well as Manchester City’s team, or any other English club.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing the 20-year-old, as have numerous other Premier League clubs. The 11-time England international is preparing to return to action this weekend, as the Bundesliga resumes with Sancho facing Schalke.
This season, Sancho has had a hand in 36 goals during his 35 appearances – scoring 17 and creating 19. The Daily Mail claim Sancho will cost an enormous £100million, and is being eyed by Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Speaking ahead of this week’s Bundesliga return that will see Sancho return to action, former Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Hargreaves claimed Sancho would walk into Liverpool’s side – and indeed any other English club.
“Jadon is a special case,” Hargreaves said. “Whoever gets him, the fees are going to be significant but that is a player for a decade. He walks into any of our great teams, Man City, Liverpool, even a Barcelona or a Real Madrid. His level is that good.”
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Mo Salah has been guilty for missing a number of simple chances but the Egyptian is then capable of producing magic. A stunning effort in a 2-0 win over Manchester United followed, after missing a sitter inside the six-yard box.
If Sancho is to replace anyone, it would be Salah. But for at least another season, Sancho would have to make do with being first reserve – something which Divock Origi has enjoyed over the past couple of seasons.
Having Sancho as a first reserve at Anfield would be an enormous boost to Liverpool, but whether Sancho is happy to play in the cup games and as a substitute remains to be seen. Hargreaves is right, but maybe not for another season.