Manchester United are being linked with a £70 million move for Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation, Jadon Sancho.
The 18-year-old only joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017, where he made a steady start to life in Germany, making 12 appearances and scoring one goal in his debut campaign.
However, he has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 2018/19 campaign, scoring seven and assisting nine in just 21 league appearances for the German side, who currently look like breaking Bayern Munich‘s stranglehold on the Bundesliga, where they sit two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a game in hand.
Sancho’s performances this season have already seen him become an England international, and according to the Sun, they are now attracting the attentions of Manchester United, who are ready to launch a £70m summer move to sign the former Man City academy star.
Sancho spent two years with the current Premier League champions having joined from Watford in 2015, but he left having become frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities.
If Manchester United were to make a £70 summer move for the teenager, Man City would be owed £10.5 million – £2.5m more than they originally sold him for – after they negotiated a 15 per cent sell-on clause when he quit the Etihad.
United currently have no natural right wingers in their squad, with Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata frequently asked to play there, so the arrival of Sancho should certainly fill that particular gap.
One man who has certainly been left impressed is former United defender, Rio Ferdinand, who was full of praise of the youngster during Dortmund’s Champions League defeat to Spurs on Wednesday.
“No goals but I’ve seen Jadon Sancho – I’m just happy to be watching. I’ve been up screaming and dancing,” Ferdinand told BT Sport after watching Sancho’s impressive first-half performance.
“An 18-year-old scaring the life out of seasoned Premier League players. I love it. I think he’ll be the best English player in the coming years.
“Every time he gets the ball he has the respect of defenders before it’s been kicked. The defender knows he’s going past him it’s just a matter of how.
“It’s unbelievable to see. He doesn’t stand still, he moves again.”