Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has backed England teammate Jadon Sancho for a ‘great career’ at the club, as the forward edges closer to a move to Old Trafford.
The Borussia Dortmund man has long been a target for the Red Devils, having come close to making the switch last summer, before the deal was eventually shelved after United refused to meet the German club’s strict demands.
While it’s been a long, drawn-out transfer saga over the last 18 months or so, both United and Dortmund announced of Thursday that a deal in the region of £73m has been agreed for the 21-year-old, pending a medical which will take place at the conclusion of England’s involvement at the Euros.
That move comes after a fine end to the campaign for the Manchester City man, the skilful winger ending the season with 20 plus goals involvements in the Bundesliga for a third successive season, after netting eight goals and registering 12 assists in the 2020/21 campaign.
With 60 goals and 49 assists across all competitions in the last three seasons, Sancho will provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a creative spark that they have at times been lacking, while bolstering an already exciting front line, that includes fellow England star Marcus Rashford.
Ahead of their upcoming quarter-final clash with Ukraine, Harry Maguire has insisted that Sancho is set for a ‘great career’ with the Red Devils, as he revealed he has been ‘impressed’ by his soon-to-be club teammate while on England duty, despite the youngster’s lack of action in the tournament thus far.
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“When he does sign, I’m sure he’s going to have a great career for United and be a big part of us being successful in the future.
“Jadon’s a top player. He has exceptional talent even though he is still really young, although he has played so many games.
“We’ve got some exceptional talent in his position in this England team so Jadon will bide his time, be patient and be ready when his opportunity comes.
“I’ve been really impressed with the way he has been working in training. He’s really putting a shift in day in day out.
“He has some great talent. He is scoring goals in the five-a-sides and so on. He’s a great lad.”