According to various reports, Liverpool are looking to deepen the squad in the summer, with Jadon Sancho being touted as the prime target to add to their excellent wide duo, Mo Salah, and Sadio Mane.
Sancho would reportedly cost Liverpool around £87.5 million.
Some reports claim that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been advised to snub the potential big-money move for Jadon Sancho and is instead being urged to sign a cheaper alternative in 20-year-old Ferran Torres.
The Spanish youngster was having a promising campaign with Valencia in La Liga before the suspension of the season, scoring 4 times and turning provider for another 4 goals.
He also notched up 2 goals and 2 assists in Valencia’s Champions League run this campaign.
His contract with the Spanish Club is up at the end of next season and he seems reluctant to sign a new deal, meaning Valencia would be more likely to cash in on the player this season than let him leave for free.
From a Liverpool perspective, Torres seems like an excellent choice. He’s young, talented, and highly rated.
He also poses less of a problem for Jurgen Klopp in the selection department.
Should Liverpool opt for Sancho, they’d have a player who is unwilling to take the back seat, and two starters in his preferred positions enjoying the best years of their footballing career.
With Torres however, given enough minutes, he’d be less likely to cause a selection problem and would be a solid rotation option for days when Mane and Salah are not in the fray.
The aforementioned duo are approaching their thirties, and though they seem in peak physical condition, in the next three to four years Torres could potentially be entering the best years of his career barring any serious injuries.
All in all, I’d say Liverpool should opt for the young Spanish international as he’d be a great role player for now, and a potentially fantastic first-team player for the future.