Dimitar Berbatov has urged Jadon Sancho to consider staying at Borussia Dortmund this summer, amid continued speculation linking the winger with a move to Manchester United.
Sancho has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United following another stand-out season in the Bundesliga, scoring 14 goals and providing a further 15 assists in just 21 league starts for Lucien Favre’s title-challenging side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are believed to be amongst the frontrunners to sign the 20-year-old and are one of the few clubs capable of affording the England international at present, though former Red Devils’ forward Berbatov has questioned whether now is the right time for Sancho to head to Old Trafford.
“Sancho is unbelievable, he has 14 goals and 15 assists, it is unbelievable,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“It speaks volumes about the way he is developing, the speed, the goals, the passing and his eye for the pass. He isn’t selfish; if you have 15 assists it must be because you play the ball whenever you have the chance and someone is in a better position.
“I don’t know if now is the right time for him to go to Manchester United, I have mentioned it before, I have my doubts here because at United there’s Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.
“It’s good to have competition for the team but I would imagine if he moves to a new place he would want to play every game, but rotation is a common thing now in football.
“From that point of view, you can’t guarantee a player will play, but I think we need to go with that assumption, big money and he would like to play.
“For me, he is going to choose the team that he knows he is going to play. Not to move and do nothing because that is going to stop his development and that why I think it may be better for him to stay at Dortmund for one more year, why not?”