Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe has urged the club to sign Jadon Sancho in the summer after it emerged the teenager wants to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Sancho is firmly on United’s radar after two years of consistently excellent performances in the Bundesliga but could be back in the Premier League next season, with United firmly in the running to land the England international.
Sancho would almost certainly command a club record-fee from United but Sharpe has urged them to get the deal done at all costs.
“I think he is one of the hottest properties in football at the moment,” Sharpe said. “It’s not like he’s just been doing it for a couple of months.
“He’s been doing it for a few seasons now, so he’s proved he’s got the consistency and proved he can do it week after week at a high level.
“This is the sort of player that United as a team and as a group of fans that you want your club to be linked with. I think he’s a fantastic player and would fit in great at United.
“It’s very difficult for young players to play at that consistent level. He’s done it for a few seasons now, he’s created chances, he’s making defenders look foolish, he’s scoring his fair share of goals and he’s showing he’s the complete player.
“His work ethic is fantastic and he’s the sort of player you want at your club and I’m sure United won’t be the only club chasing him. Fingers crossed they get him and he can light up Old Trafford next season.”