Paul Ince: Forget Liverpool, Man Utd or City are the right clubs for Jadon Sancho

The Borussia Dortmund wunderkind is a man in demand


Jadon Sancho is worth breaking the bank for, but there’s no way he’s going to want to sit on Liverpool’s, or anyone’s, bench. He’s accustomed to being the top boy, there’s no way he’s going to want to sit on the sidelines and watch the action.

Looking at United, they’re not blessed with those types of players. Daniel James had a decent first season, Anthony Martial is great when he’s great, but isn’t always at it.

There seems to be a place there for him at Old Trafford, but then you look at Man City, and whether he could make a return there alongside Sterling.

Liverpool, for me, are set. They don’t need him. Would he really get in ahead of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane? I doubt it.

Is he really going to play week in and week out there? Unlikely. For me, when it comes to a player worth breaking the bank for, it’s Sancho.

He has the full package, for me, someone that’s going to go on and be a great. So, it’s which club he’d like to go on and be a great at.


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There will be a lot of factors to consider, but what I’d say is I hate clubs, owners, managers that sign a player just for their name and star status.

They have to fit the style of play, the philosophy of the club. It shouldn’t just be a case of signing someone for their name, when they know full well they don’t fit into the team.

Look at Alexis Sanchez as an example, he was perfect at Arsenal.

Man United signed them for his name, they were going through a transition period and had a style of football which was never conducive to Sanchez succeeding there and the way he plays football. Don’t just buy a player because they’re a big name, buy them for the way they fit!

I would hate to see that happen with Sancho.


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