Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus insists Jadon Sancho will remain with the club for ‘one more year’ despite continued speculation linking the winger with a return to England.
Sancho’s future has been one of the stories of the summer transfer window with Manchester United identifying the star as their number one transfer target, but despite months of speculation a move to Old Trafford appears no closer with the Red Devils unwilling to meet Dortmund’s asking price.
The Bundesliga side have insisted that it will take a fee in excess of £100m to prise the England international away from the Westfalenstadion this summer, a figure United have described as ‘unrealistic’ amid the current financial climate.
Dortmund had also wanted any deal concluded before a deadline of August 10 and their return to pre-season, though United have not given up their pursuit with the transfer window remaining open until October 5.
With just days remaining until that deadline, however, the prospect of Sancho leaving Dortmund remains unlikely with club captain, Reus, admitting he is looking forward to the prospect of lining up alongside the 20-year-old once more this season.
“For us its very good that he stays one more year because he delivers Assists and goals, so we get points. He is very important for us,” Reus told Sky Sports Germany.
Sancho’s stunning impact since joining Dortmund from Manchester City has led to inevitable comparisons to the game’s greats, the winger emerging as one of the most exciting young players in world football following his exploits in Germany.
Reus admits that the youngster has the ‘confidence and the quality’ to reach the heights of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the coming years, but has urged for patience as Sancho looks to fulfil his full potential.
“If he gets as big as Messi or Ronaldo, we will see. He needs time, experience and it will be important how he manages the times when things don’t go so well. But he has the confidence and the quality.”