Manchester United ought to do everything within its power to bring Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford next season, according to former Red Devils winger Lee Sharpe.
The Borussia Dortmund forward has signaled his intent to exit the Bundesliga outfit at the close of the present campaign, with the England international heavily linked with a move back to his home country and also the Premier League.
United are doubtless to be among the contenders seeking to seal the teenager’s services if Sancho chooses to come back home, although any move is probably going to see the club forced into a record fee to beat off rivals across Europe.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in need of additional firepower in attack as his side look to establish themselves once more as top-four contenders.
Ex-midfielder Sharpe, who was a three-time title winner underneath Sir Alex Ferguson throughout his playing days, has called on his former club to place themselves firmly within the driving seat to bring Sancho to the Theatre of Dreams.
“I assume he’s one amongst the most popular properties in soccer at the moment,” Sharpe aforesaid. “It’s not like he is just been doing it for some of the months.
“He’s been doing it for a number of seasons currently, so he is established he’s got the consistency and proved he will do it week after week at a high level.
“This is the kind of player that United as a team and as a group of fans that you just want your club to be linked with. I believe he’s an amazing player and would slot in great at United.
“It’s very troublesome for young players to play at that consistent level. He’s done it for a number of seasons currently, he’s created chances, he’s making defenders look foolish, he’s scoring his fair proportion of goals and he’s showing he’s the complete player.
“His work ethic is amazing and he’s the type of player you wish at your club and I’m certain United won’t be the only club chasing him. Fingers crossed they get him and he will light up old Trafford next season.”
Sancho is widely expected to be a part of the England squad which will look to challenge for silverware at euro 2020 this year when playing a role in their Nations League campaign earlier this year.