Where would Jadon Sancho fit in at Liverpool, Chelsea Manchester United and Real Madrid?

19 Nov

Jadon Sancho could leave Borussia Dortmund as early as January.

As each day passes, the winger’s time in Germany appears to be coming to an end.

Returning late from the October international break saw the teenager dropped and fined by his club before a game with Borussia Monchengladbach, and he was then hauled off after 36 minutes against Bayern Munich for putting in a poor display.

Sancho is valued at more than £100m by Dortmund
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In addition, the England star is understood to have been late for a team briefing and training session before the recent 3-1 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League.

His manager Lucien Favre dropped him for the game, but he came on to score the club’s goal.

The Independent write a ‘war in all directions’ is breaking out in Dortmund where the player wants out and the club want to sell, meaning a winter exit could happen.

Landing Sancho, though, could cost around £100m, but the Bundesliga side may be forced to accept a lower offer given their apparent willingness to sell and Sancho’s poor behaviour.

Manchester United have been long-term admirers while Chelsea and Liverpool have recently come to the fore with their interest.

However, other reports have suggested he may be on his way to LaLiga with Spanish giants Real Madrid keen to bring him to the Bernabeu.

But which club would he fit in best? talkSPORT.com has identified all the clubs interested in the teenager and assessed whether he would work in their system.



Manchester United

Sancho would fit in nicely at Manchester United, completing an explosive front three with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

The three of them would cause trouble for any opposition defence with their directness and pace.

Sancho would join Martial and Rashford in attack
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Furthermore, each of them has the ability to play on either wing or through the middle, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could use them interchangeably depending on who they are facing.

Sancho would have to compete with Daniel James to get into the line-up, but some healthy competition in Solskjaer’s ranks would not hurt the Red Devils given their lack of options in attack at the moment.

Sancho could fit in on the right of a lethal front three for Manchester United

Chelsea

Frank Lampard has an abundance of attacking options at his disposal and the addition of Sancho would only make his squad stronger.

Willian has been superb so far this season, with his work rate and determination to press particularly impressive.

However, the Brazilian would find himself displaced in the line-up fairly quickly if Sancho arrived at Stamford Bridge given the talent of the teenager.

Sancho would have to replace Willian in the Chelsea team
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Willian is 31 and his form will dip sooner rather than later, while Callum Hudson-Odoi is also waiting in the wings for his chance to cement a starting spot.

Christian Pulisic has come into his own in recent weeks with five goals in three games and he looks to have cemented a starting spot in the XI.

A fresh faced front three of Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Sancho, with Hudson-Odoi as back up, will surely sort Chelsea’s attack out for years to come.

Sancho would slot in over Willian in Chelseas current XI

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Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s side already boast one of the best attacks in Europe but they would get even stronger with Sancho in the XI.

In the last three years, Klopp has deployed Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on the flanks with Roberto Firmino the essential link between the two wingers.

Usually a midfield three is deployed behind the attack that gives them the liberty to break away with pace.

However, the system would have to change if Sancho was bought, with Klopp having to revert to a midfield two.

The manager has made public his admiration for the winger and explained Liverpool were keen before he joined Borussia Dortmund.

Speaking in February 2019 he said German clubs snapping up the best English youngsters is a smart idea.

“We are not blind – we saw him, we liked him and then we think ‘can we get him?’ No. Because English clubs don’t sell to other English clubs.

“I don’t know exactly what the reason is for that but they don’t do it. Now they can go to Germany which is a wonderful league.”

Salah would have to play up top in Liverpool’s team if Sancho joined
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Instead of having a midfielder who can burst forward – which Georginio Wijnaldum does in the current XI – there would need to be two holding midfielders in this line-up.

Firmino would play in the no.10 role, while Fabinho and Jordan Henderson would make up the anchor of the midfield, cleaning up any opposition breakaways.

Salah, who sometimes leads the line for the Reds, would be the main man up top, while Sancho would occupy his usual spot on the right flank.

There are effectively three wingers in the team who can float about in most positions in attack, and this line-up would cause nightmares for any team in Europe.

Liverpool would be even more attacking with Sancho in their ranks

Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane would have the tricky situation of having three brilliant young wingers at his disposal if Sancho arrived, but it’s not a bad problem to have.

Brazilian wingers Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior are already at the club with the former having a superb start to his Real career, recently scoring a Champions League hat-trick to announce himself as the real deal in Europe’s top competition, while the latter is a little more raw.

Hazard has had a mixed start to his Real career
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Sancho has the talent to get into the team as his brilliant record in Germany shows, but Rodrygo would certainly been on his heels.

The youngster could relish the opportunity to play alongside Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema in a front three which would surely bring back the best of the the 13-time European champions.

Sancho would have to compete with Real’s other wonderkid Rodrygo to get into the line-up

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