Multiple clubs in Germany are looking at Curtis Jones as the next Jadon Sancho and want to lure him from Liverpool with the offer of regular first-team football.
Miguel Delaney has penned a long piece in the Independent that says Jones is one of many young English players being heavily scouted by Bundesliga outfits who want to take advantage of the fact big clubs in the Premier League struggle to blood kids.
Sancho wasn’t going to get a sniff at City, but joined Borussia Dortmund and is now regarded as a player who’ll eventually cost someone £100m+.
Curtis Jones on his senior team debut: “As a 17-year-old boy coming from Liverpool, it’s every kid’s dream being a footballer and going out there and playing for Liverpool." pic.twitter.com/aO8wNJ0im4
— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) January 8, 2019
German sides actually wanted Rhian Brewster in the summer as well, but thankfully the forward signed a new contract after being promised first-team opportunities by Jurgen Klopp – although those have yet to come due to injury.
Jones played in the FA Cup defeat to Wolves, but it’s unlikely we’ll see him again this season until the summer, where he’ll be heavily involved in our pre-season friendlies.
We wouldn’t be averse to Jones joining a Bundesliga club on loan, providing he gets regular minutes, as there’s nothing worse than temporary deals where our players sit on the bench and lose confidence.
There’s no chance he’s leaving permanently, though.