Former midfielder Lee Sharpe believes Jadon Sancho would be the perfect summer signing for Manchester United.
Sky Sports confirmed that the winger is set to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer but his next move remains undecided.
It is claimed that Dortmund will demand £100m for the 19-year-old, with a host of top European clubs all interested in his signature.
Sancho will be part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad at the European Championships this summer and is arguably the hottest prospect in world football.
The fact that Sancho is now knowingly available makes things even more interesting and we think that United are going to make their best efforts to sign the former Man City youth star.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Reds have been attempting to sign Sancho ever since he left City for Dortmund in 2017.
And Sharpe believes Sancho could ‘light up’ Old Trafford next season.
“He’s proven he’s got consistency, he’s proven he can do it week after week at a high level and this is the sort of player that United as a team and United as a group of fans that you want your club to be linked with,” he told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Metro.
“I think he’s a fantastic player and would fit in great at United.”
“His work ethic is fantastic and he’s the sort of player you want at your club and I’m sure United won’t be the only club chasing him. Fingers crossed they get him and he can light up Old Trafford next season.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efforts to sign Sancho could hinge on whether the club can secure Champions League qualification next season.
Sancho has established himself as an elite world star during his time in Germany and he would most likely want to feature again in Europe’s most elite competition.
He has 12 goals and 13 assists in the Bundesliga this season and we hope he is sold by the lure of United and the project that is currently underway.
Sancho, a natural right-sided player, is the perfect answer to Solskjaer’s problem of a lack of width on the right flank.
Regardless of what his next move is, we have little doubt that Sancho’s future will consume the back pages and become the transfer saga of this summer.