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Where will Jadon Sancho go next?

26 March 2020 | Opinion
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Where will Jadon Sancho go next?
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The world of sport may be in temporary lockdown, but even the coronavirus pandemic won’t stop soccer transfer rumors from circulating.

Europe’s top clubs were put on red alert recently following the news that Jadon Sancho will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current season, and there are a number of admirers who will be battling to sign the 19-year-old.

Let’s take a look at the frontrunners to sign Sancho.

• Chelsea

Chelsea will undoubtedly be looking to overhaul their squad in the summer after enduring two unsuccessful transfer windows.

Due to a transfer ban, the Blues weren’t able to sign any players during last summer’s window. But Chelsea also failed to bring in any new recruits during the recent January window, despite their ban being lifted.

With forward players Olivier Giroud, Willian, and Pedro all out of contract at the end of the season, manager Frank Lampard will need reinforcements in attack.

Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech has already agreed a move to the London club, but Lampard will surely be desperate to get Sancho on board.

• Manchester United

Man Utd made a massive statement by bringing in Bruno Fernandes in January, and they are reportedly ready to splash the cash again this summer in order to compete with the country’s top sides.

Sancho ticks all the right boxes for United, and his profile fits perfectly with the club’s current transfer policy. Man Utd have actively sought to sign young British players recently, and Sancho is arguably the most exciting British youngster in the game.

It’s looking increasingly likely that Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford, so Sancho could have the opportunity to establish himself as United’s main man.

• Liverpool

With last season’s Champions League in the bag and the Premier League all but wrapped up this term, Sancho would surely find it difficult to turn down a move to Anfield.

However, Liverpool’s established forward line means Sancho wouldn’t simply be able to walk straight into Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Still, Jurgen Klopp spent seven years in charge at Borussia Dortmund. The German manager will no doubt still have ties with his former club, and this could give the Reds an edge when it comes to competing for Sancho’s services.

• Barcelona

While England is looking like Sancho’s most likely destination, a move elsewhere in Europe is far from off the cards. In fact, Sancho has publicly expressed his desire to play in Spain, and Barcelona seems like a good fit.

Lionel Messi is still regarded by many as the best player in the world, but he isn’t getting any younger. Of course, expecting Sancho to emulate Messi is unrealistic. But the English youngster could be seen as a long-term replacement for the Argentine magician.

Antoine Griezmann has also failed to live up to expectations following his €120million move from Atletico Madrid, so Barcelona may look to sell the out-of-favor Frenchman and replace him with Sancho.

• Bayern Munich

The 19-year-old has built up an excellent relationship with the Dortmund supporters, so joining their bitter rivals would immediately turn Sancho into a very unpopular figure at Signal Iduna Park.

However, Bayern have a history of snatching Dortmund’s best players. Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze, and Mats Hummels have all made the switch from Dortmund to Bavaria in recent years, so it wouldn’t be a complete shock if Sancho was to add his name to that list.

You can’t completely write off the possibility of Sancho joining Bayern, but there are certainly other moves that make a lot more sense.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 82 29 27 1 1 66 21 45
2. Manchester City 57 28 18 3 7 68 31 37
3. Leicester City 53 29 16 5 8 58 28 30
4. Chelsea 48 29 14 6 9 51 39 12
5. Manchester United 45 29 12 9 8 44 30 14
6. Wolverhampton 43 29 10 13 6 41 34 7
7. Sheffield United 43 28 11 10 7 30 25 5
8. Tottenham 41 29 11 8 10 47 40 7
9. Arsenal 40 28 9 13 6 40 36 4
10. Burnley 39 29 11 6 12 34 40 -6
11. Crystal Palace 39 29 10 9 10 26 32 -6
12. Everton 37 29 10 7 12 37 46 -9
13. Newcastle United 35 29 9 8 12 25 41 -16
14. Southampton 34 29 10 4 15 35 52 -17
15. Brighton 29 29 6 11 12 32 40 -8
16. West Ham 27 29 7 6 16 35 50 -15
17. Watford 27 29 6 9 14 27 44 -17
18. Bournemouth 27 29 7 6 16 29 47 -18
19. Aston Villa 25 28 7 4 17 34 56 -22
20. Norwich City 21 29 5 6 18 25 52 -27

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