Dimitar Berbatov has backed Manchester United’s apparent pursuit of Jadon Sancho and believes the winger would prove to be a ‘great addition’ to his former side.
The Borussia Dortmund star has emerged as a top transfer target for several of Europe’s leading clubs following a stand-out campaign in the Bundesliga, with United believed to be leading the chase for a player regarded amongst the finest young talents in world football.
Sancho left Manchester City and English football in search of regular first-team opportunities and has thrived since making the move to Germany, developing into one of the continents most exciting talents with a series of eye-catching displays.
Manchester United are now keen to bring the 20-year-old back to the Premier League and Berbatov believes Sancho would prove a fine addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, but admits the Norwegian would face a difficult selection dilemma should he seal the signing of the highly-coveted winger.
“There’s been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United, in his case, because he’s English and Man United are in for you, I don’t think he will think twice about moving there,” Berbatov told Betfair.
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“I have said it before, he has the quality, the pace, the goals and the assists to play for them, I’m sure he would like to continue in the national team as well and Gareth Southgate will watch him more if he is playing in the Premier League.
“For me, if they get him he is going to be a great addition but I’m curious to see how they would line up. United have: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and possibly Sancho next season, even though you want that competition for young players it could be tricky to see them all playing at the same time.
“If he is going to move somewhere else, he needs to know that he is going to play regularly, there is no point going somewhere else and not playing as much as you want. Ultimately, it is down to you, when you get the chance to show you can play, you have to take it and show what you can do.
“Also, when you play abroad you always want to go back to your home country. When that happens to be England and the Premier League, you’re going to jump at the chance if the right team comes in for you.
“He could be a great addition, he needs to step up, play, score and advance to the next stage of his development.
“Solskjaer is slowly, but surely, building up a team of young players with a mix of experience, and as we can see, it has been getting results, so it’s good to see them moving in the right direction and if Sancho is next then it will be great for the team.”