Liverpool great Jamie Carragher believes Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho will be a success in the Premier League amid speculation linking him with a transfer to Manchester United.
The youngster is enjoying the finest season of his career to date, netting 12 goals and registering 13 assists in the Bundesliga this season.
As a result, he has became one of the world’s most sought after players with United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Real Madrid and Barcelona all reportedly interested in luring him from Germany.
The MEN understand Sancho is a target for United as he fits the profile of player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bring to Old Trafford.
Carragher thinks signing Sancho is a no brainer for any Premier League side.
“Sancho is one of the best young players at the moment in world football, especially when you look at his actual stats for Borussia Dortmund,” he told Sky Sports.
“He’s an English player who I think will be desperate to come back, so I think he’ll be the hottest thing everyone in the Premier League will be looking to bring in.
“Will he be a hit? I think so. It’s a no-brainer, look at how well he has played in a top league with a top club under pressure. He’s playing week in, week out, his numbers are fantastic and his age is just perfect.”
The former Liverpool man compared Sancho to Raheem Sterling and thinks he could follow a similar path to his international teammate.
Sterling emerged as one of the country’s most promising talents during his time at Anfield and has taken his game to the next level under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
Carragher added: “I think he’ll have his pick of top clubs in the Premier League, and though the fee may look eye-watering, I think it’ll be one of them that over time will look cheap.
“You’re going to get a good player for 10 years there if you keep him at your club.
“If you think about the development of Raheem Sterling at Manchester City, it feels like something similar could happen.
“It feels like he could be the next Raheem Sterling in terms of goals and assists numbers.”