The latest reports stemming from the European media this afternoon suggest that Liverpool are leading the race to sign in-demand Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Sancho’s meteoric rise
19-year-old winger Sancho proved one of the talking points of European football last season.
The English youngster, who made the move to Borussia Dortmund from Man City in the summer of 2017 for £8 million, built on the potential that he showcased at the Westfalenstadion in 2017/18 with a string of sensational displays over the course of the campaign.
The pace, trickery, eye for goal and creative flair possessed by Sancho have seen him rise from exciting but raw prospect to one of world football’s most highly-regarded starlets.
In total, last season, the blistering wide-man racked up 13 goals and 15 assists across all competitions.
In addition, he has previously been named the Bundesliga Player of the Month, and has already been handed 11 senior caps by England, despite having only turned 19 in March.
The time has finally come… 🥁
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) November 16, 2018
All told, across 74 appearances in Dortmund’s colours, Sancho has notched 21 goals and 32 assists.
This includes 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 appearances.
Man United the frontrunners?
As such, Sancho’s stellar form in Germany has inevitably seen the teen linked with a potential return to the Premier League.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been named as expressing an interest in the Dortmund starlet, with suggestions having also circulated that Sancho could make a surprise return to the Etihad with Man City.
As per a report from former Viasport journalist Jan Åge Fjørtoft, though, there now appears to be a clear front-runner in the race for the wide-man’s signature.
The club in question? Liverpool.
Fjørtoft claims to have been informed by a reliable German source that the European champions front the queue for Sancho.
In addition, the Dortmund star himself is said to be eyeing a January departure from the Westfalenstadion.
From a very good source in Germany:
Klopp and Liverpool favorite to get Dortmund-player Sancho.
Sancho wants to leave the club already in January
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) December 2, 2019