Jamie Carragher has hailed Jadon Sancho as ‘the next Raheem Sterling’ amid continued speculation linking the winger with a return to the Premier League.
The Borussia Dortmund star has flourished into one of world football’s brightest young talents since leaving Manchester City for the Bundesliga in 2017, establishing himself as a senior England international and becoming the youngest player in the league’s history to score 22 league goals.
Premier League clubs are circling the teenager ahead of a summer move with Dortmund reluctantly admitting he is likely to depart, Sancho having starred once more this season scoring 12 times and providing a further 13 assists in just 19 league appearances.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been strongly linked with the player, whilst former club Man City reportedly have first refusal on a player that Jamie Carragher describes as amongst the best in world football.
“Sancho is one of the best young players at the moment in world football, especially when you look at his actual stats for Borussia Dortmund,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“He’s an English player who I think will be desperate to come back, so I think he’ll be the hottest thing everyone in the Premier League will be looking to bring in.
“Will he be a hit? I think so. It’s a no-brainer, look at how well he has played in a top league with a top club under pressure. He’s playing week in, week out, his numbers are fantastic and his age is just perfect.”
Any deal for Sancho would likely exceed the £100m mark, though Carragher believes that fee would prove to a bargain in the coming years and has tipped the 19-year-old to reach the heights of Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
“I think he’ll have his pick of top clubs in the Premier League, and though the fee may look eye-watering, I think it’ll be one of them that over time will look cheap. You’re going to get a good player for 10 years there if you keep him at your club.
“If you think about the development of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City, it feels like something similar could happen. It feels like he could be the next Raheem Sterling in terms of goals and assists numbers.”