John Barnes sends transfer advice to Liverpool FC about Jadon Sancho
John Barnes doesn't believe Liverpool FC should sign Jadon Sancho
John Barnes doesn’t believe Liverpool FC should sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The defending Premier League champions have been linked with a swoop to sign the England international from Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Sancho was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United in the 2020 summer transfer window but the Red Devils refused to meet Dortmund’s £108m asking price.
The 20-time English champions ended up missing out on Sancho to open up the possibility of the former Manchester City forward moving to a different club in the future.
Reports last week suggested that Liverpool FC could look to beat Manchester United to the signing of Sancho in the 2021 summer transfer window.
However, former Liverpool FC captain Barnes doesn’t believe the Reds will be willing to spend £100m on a player given that the defending champions already have Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
“I can’t see Jadon Sancho getting in ahead of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino, so for him to come he would have to fight for a place and not necessarily be in the team,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets.
“I don’t think anyone from the front three will be replaced and seeing as they’ve just signed Diogo Jota and they have Origi and Shaqiri, it dosen’t make sense to get Sancho.
“I’d be very surprised if they get him. It’s good to get great players, but are Liverpool going to spend £100m on one player, I doubt it very much.
“I don’t think that’s one that will happen.”
Liverpool FC signed Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Wolves winger Diogo Jota, Olympaicos left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas and Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga in the 2020 summer transfer window.
The Reds won the Premier League title with seven games to spare last term.
Liverpool FC suffered a 7-2 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park last weekend after Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick to help the Birmingham side secure a famous win.
The Reds will look to get back to winning ways when the Premier League title holders make the trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton in the Merseyside derby next Saturday.