Borussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho wouldn’t “think twice” about joining Manchester United if given the opportunity, according to Red Devils great Dimitar Berbatov.
Transfer rumours are once again rife linking Sancho with interest from United, who are said to be among the many admirers hoping to lure the England star in the near future.
Berbatov—who made 149 appearances for United between 2008 and 2012—told Betfair he doesn’t believe the youngster would require much deliberation if the club made a move for his services:
“There's been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United, in his case, because he's English and Man United are in for you, I don't think he will think twice about moving there.
“I have said it before, he has the quality, the pace, the goals and the assists to play for them, I'm sure he would like to continue in the national team as well and Gareth Southgate will watch him more if he is playing in the Premier League.”
Sancho—who turned 20 on Wednesday—joined Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017, and he’s moved from strength to strength at a club that’s built a habit out of developing younger stars:
The winger would suit among the theme of young players currently excelling at Old Trafford, though Berbatov raised the question as to where he fits in given the competition.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already boasts a young attacking lineup in Marcus Rashford (22), Anthony Martial (24), Daniel James (22) and Mason Greenwood (18). James made a fast start at Old Trafford following his move from Swansea City last summer, though one would imagine his spot on the right flank could be at highest risk.
Sancho has had 73 direct goal involvements in 90 Dortmund appearances (31 goals and 42 assists), regularly dazzling with his supreme dribbling technique, via FOX Soccer:
The Independent’s Mark Critchley recently reported United lead the race to sign the player, who is expected to cost at least £100 million ($123 million) if he leaves Dortmund in 2020. The Black and Yellows stand to make a healthy profit on his £8 million cost when he joined from City.
Much could depend on United returning to the UEFA Champions League, with Sancho’s decision likely to be influenced by whether he can expect to feature in Europe’s premier tournament.