Liverpool legend Steve Nicol reckons Jadon Sancho would be ‘crazy’ to join Manchester United – but says a move to Anfield for the £100million-rated star could be “huge”.
Sancho, who gave Montenegro’s defence nightmares with his pace and trickery during England’s 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win on Thursday, is also believed to be on Chelsea’s radar.
Former Liverpool defender Nicol would love to see the 19-year-old winger playing for Jurgen Klopp’s side – but says the Manchester City youth product would have to understand that he’d have to wait for a first-team chance.
Super-confident Sancho left City for Dortmund in 2017 in search of first-team football – and his decision was vindicated as he became a key part of the Bundesliga club’s team and broke into the England set-up.
And Nicol fears his desire to play first-team football would scupper any hopes of a move to Liverpool.
However, he also warned Sancho against moving to rivals United, who are currently struggling to assert themselves as a Premier League force.
“I think he’s crazy if he goes to Man United,” Nicol told ESPN FC.
“We’re talking about he’s struggling in a team that’s struggling [Dortmund] – Man United are going to be struggling for a couple of seasons, so I would stay away from there.”
Asked where he thought Sancho should go, Nicol added: “Well if I was advising him, let me put it that way, I would like to see him at Liverpool.
“I think he would be fantastic. If he could get his head round playing second fiddle to [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah, then that would be huge for Liverpool in my opinion.
“They could save the legs of both of those two and kind of swap the three of them in and out.
“But he’s not going to do that, he’s going to go somewhere to play. So I think Liverpool’s out.”