Sancho is ‘surely a future Ballon d’Or winner’, says his ex-coach Louis Lancaster who also gives his blessings on a potential move to United.
Jadon Sancho is on the right path to being a world-beater and has been urged to make a move to the ‘next big stage’.
So far, the Red Devils have done all they can do as they attempt to secure one of the signings of the summer.
Borussia Dortmund have so far played hardball and are not ready to let down their valuation on Sancho. It remains to be seen if both clubs will find a common ground but it’s only a case of when if not now.
However, it’s more than certain the England international will move on from Dortmund at some point.
Sancho started out with the Watford academy as a seven-year-old and was at the club for eight years before he joined Manchester City.
Louis Lancaster is pretty familiar with the 20-year-old from their time together at Watford and can see his former protegee winning the Ballon d’Or at some point.
“I think we are definitely looking at a future Ballon d’Or winner – 100 per cent.” he told the South China Morning Post.
” Sancho wants to play football. It doesn’t matter if he’s at a council pitch in London or in front of 80,000 at Wembley. He just wants to play football. He just wants to win. He just wants to be challenged and enjoy the game.
“It’s like watching The Last Dance with Michael Jordan. You can’t take the ball away from him. Give him the ball and he’ll start to produce.” Dortmund reaped the benefits of that with 17 goals and 16 assists in 32 Bundesliga games this season.”
“I think Man United will be a great move for him. The club have got a tremendous history, the club are hugely ambitious but most importantly they are structurally set up for success, off the pitch and on the pitch.”
“If Sancho goes to Man United, on a bigger scale they’re going to control the ball. He’s got [Marcus] Rashford, [Paul] Pogba, [Anthony] Martial, [Bruno] Fernandes, [Harry] Maguire who can play out. So they’re going to hopefully have more ball which is where he can add value to the team.”