Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend believes Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has the potential to become a future Ballon D’Or winner.
United’s interest in Sancho is an open secret as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add to his attacking options in this summer’s transfer window.
According to BBC Sport, Solskjaer has identified Sancho as his prime target, but United and Dortmund are still well part in their valuations for the 20-year-old forward.
BBC Sport report that Dortmund are holding out for £100m for their star man and have set an unofficial deadline of August 10 for United to complete his signature.
Despite obvious concerns about the hefty up front cost for Sancho during the coronavirus pandemic, Palace forward Townsend believes the English international could prove to be a bargain for United.
“Jadon Sancho is a world-class player, potentially a future a Ballon d’Or winner,” Townsend told TalkSPORT.
“Paying £110m for a player of his age and his quality, I think he’s more than worth that.
“He’s English, he’s young, I think they’re getting a bargain if they are getting him for that price.
“Obviously he’s going to bring a lot of creativity, he’s a very fast and skilful player, he can play on both wings, he’s two-footed, he’s played oversees so can handle that pressure of leaving his family.
“He’s got it all for someone of such a young age – he’s only 20. ‘Like I said before, he’s a world-class player and at £110m I think Man United are getting a very, very good bargain here.”
Sancho’s brilliance at such a young age is indisputable and it’s encouraging that he is also admired so greatly by his fellow pros.
He scored 17 goals and laid on 16 assists in the Bundesliga this season, an outstanding contribution tally that underlines the cutting edge he could bring to United in the final third if he completes a transfer this summer.