Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has a tough decision to make in this year’s summer transfer. The highly-rated star has attracted the attention of big European clubs, with Manchester United and Liverpool leading the list.
The Reds have been tentatively linked with a move for the 20-year-old, although Jurgen Klopp has previously steered clear of speculation surrounding the former Manchester City winger.
Man United, on their part, have reportedly entered into a personal agreement with Sancho, and have got the support from the likes of Marcus Rashford, who is a close friend to the winger.
The England international is set to make a hard choice between the two top clubs.
According to former Reds defender Glen Johnson, Sancho will be better off if he decides to join the Reds, and will find it rough if he join the Red Devils.
“Sancho has been linked with almost all of Europe’s top clubs, but from my perspective he’ll surely find it very hard to turn down Liverpool if they come knocking,” Johnson told Betdaq.
“I know exactly what it means to put on the shirt and for any young English footballer playing at Anfield it is what you dream of.
“They’ve got one of the best managers in the world in Jurgen Klopp, they’re European champions and are going to win the Premier League, so it would be very tough to not be seriously tempted if they were after Sancho’s signature.
“If he wants to play in England, no club is able to offer him the success that Liverpool are currently enjoying and that will surely be a big sway towards him going there.
“If he were to go to a club like Manchester United, there would be so much pressure on him to perform as soon as he walked through the door and for someone so young that’s a lot of responsibility to take on.
“He’ll be expected to improve the team overnight and that simply doesn’t happen, whereas at Liverpool he’d be under so much less pressure to perform.
“They wouldn’t need to put him into the team every week and instead they’d make him earn his stripes. I think that would actually develop him more than just sticking him in from the get-go.”