Liverpool legend raises concerns over Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has raised his two concerns over Manchester United’s transfer move for Jadon Sancho.

The club are looking to seal a deal for the Borussia Dortmund and England ace, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to bring him to Old Trafford.

Sancho has developed into one of the most exciting players in world football since joining Dortmund in 2017, scoring 34 goals in 99 games for the German side.

But Liverpool legend Fowler believes Manchester United may be paying over the odds for Sancho and also says Solskjaer must find out more about his character before sanctioning the transfer move.

“I wonder if all this talk of Manchester United paying £100million for Jadon­ ­Sancho can possibly be true,” Fowler told Daily Mirror.

“Surely not? You’d have said, though, that it would be impossible for Italian clubs to be shelling out £60m-plus on a player.

“Yet two of them have apparently done that already. Juventus, with £65m for Arthur, and Napoli a mind-boggling £75m for Victor Osimhen. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous.

“And if United pay £100m for Sancho – even if it’s in instalments – then that’s what he’s worth, too.

“I don’t get it personally, but I’m no accountant. Who am I to say they can’t afford such a fee if they are going to lose £200m due to the pandemic?

“So many times United have got that ­calculation wrong in recent years, but at least Sancho fits their new philosophy.

“He’s still only 20 and is among the best in the whole of Europe. He’s done it at a high level, too. Consistently.

“If he reproduces the stats he has for Dortmund over five years elsewhere, then what’s it worth? I honestly don’t know.

“I don’t know if there is any truth in the questions we always seem to hear about his character.

“Is he difficult just because he has been strong-willed in wanting to improve and progress? In having ambition?

“Well, I think I’d be finding out the ­answer to that question before blowing £100m.”