Former Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Jorg Heinrch has urged Jadon Sancho to snub a move to European giants in favour of staying put.
The 19-year-old has been on United’s radar for over a year now with the Red Devils expected to make an offer for the winger’s services next summer, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Having established himself as a key player for BVB and a true prospect for England, Sancho will attracting serious attention in the transfer market and United will have plenty of competition on their hands.
Heinrch thinks Sancho should resist the lure of a switch to one of Europe’s giants and stay at Westfalenstadion where he is guaranteed regular first-team football in order to improve.
“The club is ambitious to keep its players but it also realises that Jadon might move on in the future,” Heinrich told Goal.
“He is the biggest talent in the world right now but it’s important that he stays at Dortmund to continue his development, because here he can play in the Champions League.
“The game time he has received at Dortmund since moving from Man City has helped him to this stage. The squad has played to his strengths as a wide attacker.
“Right now he is going through a little hurdle with his form because he is getting a lot of games at 19-years-old — and he is getting more attention from the opposition.”
Sancho would be the perfect signing to come in and improve United in the final third.
Thus far this season we’ve struggled for goals and to have a threat like him out wide would be a huge bonus to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — should the Norwegian still be in charge come the summer!
Next summer is a long way off — but United should be getting their recruitment plans drawn up.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has claimed he’s aware of interest from the Merseyside club.
“What I hear is that Liverpool have great interest,” Hamann told Sky Germany.
“I would imagine that next summer they could become one of the biggest interested parties.
“He’s from Manchester City and I do not know if he would come back again, and it’s a thing for Manchester United, too, if they’ve ever been to the rivals.”