Liverpool legend warns Jadon Sancho about move to Anfield
Liverpool legend John Barnes appears to have warned Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho about a potential transfer to Anfield. The England star has established himself as one of the best exciting talents in Europe with dazzling displays in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League amid reports of a possible return to the Premier League.
Sancho has been linked with some of the elite clubs in Europe with reports suggesting that Manchester United appear to be leading the race ahead of Liverpool. However, Barnes has advised Sancho to think twice about joining Liverpool as it could mean less playing time for him thereby stalling his development.
The 19-year-old would also have to cope with the pressure of being a big-money signing early in his career and Barnes believes that it would be wise to avoid making the big move soon.
“If Jadon Sancho is willing to come to Liverpool and not play every week and sit on the bench, then absolutely he should come to Liverpool,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets, as quoted by Football365.
“But I always tell young players to be careful and play at a high level for four-five years before moving to a bigger club.
“(Mohamed) Salah and (Sadio) Mane have been around for four or five seasons now and have shown their quality and experience, whereas Sancho has been around for 18 months and needs to show that consistency over a three-year period before he costs £100million to a huge club.
“That doesn’t happen in modern football anymore, nowadays, if you are young and have just one good season, someone is going to spend £80million-plus on you.
“I would advise Jadon Sancho to develop more and show that level of consistency before he is going to be put under a lot of pressure by being a £100million player playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world.”