Jesse Lingard believes ‘brilliant’ Jadon Sancho would be a ‘great addition’ to Man United team as Old Trafford club weigh up move for £100m Borussia Dortmund star this summer
- Man United have been linked with summer move for Sancho for some time
- Borussia Dortmund want at least £100m for the top class England international
- Lingard has urged Sancho to come and join him at Old Trafford this summer
- The pair have played together for England with Lingard recognising his talent
Jesse Lingard believes Jadon Sancho would be a ‘great addition’ to Manchester United’s team and hopes the pair can play together next season.
United have been linked with the England star for some time though Borussia Dortmund want in excess of £100million in order to let him leave.
Any possible deal is also likely to depend on whether United qualify for next season’s Champions League with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side requiring a win or a draw against Leicester on Sunday.
Jadon Sancho, valued at £100m by Borussia Dortmund, has been linked with a move to United
Sancho’s (left) England team-mate Jesse Lingard (second right) has urged him to join United
But Lingard has urged former Manchester City academy graduate Sancho to make the move to Old Trafford.
‘Jadon is a brilliant player. It is obviously up to him,’ Lingard told the Evening Standard.
‘I’ve seen him with England, I’ve seen his qualities and I feel like he’d be a great addition to any team.’
Lingard’s comments came after another England team-mate, Marcus Rashford, also urged Sancho to join United back in April.
Rashford called Sancho ‘a great player and a new generation player’ and added ‘hopefully we can all play together, that would be good.’
Lingard described Sancho as ‘brilliant’ and said he would be a ‘great addition’ to the team
Any move for Sancho could depend on whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side qualify for the Champions League next season
Sancho, 20, has scored 20 goals and contributed 20 assists in an outstanding season with Dortmund, who are determined to get at least £100m for him. United would prefer to pay in the region of £70m.
But there could be concern at United that signing right-sided forward Sancho would block the progress of 18-year-old Mason Greenwood, who has shone this season.
Lingard believes it is only a matter of time before Greenwood receives a first England call-up from Gareth Southgate.
‘The way he’s playing at the moment, he’s been brilliant, helping team-mates, scoring goals and that’s all he can keep doing now. England will come knocking soon,’ he said.
Lingard has been impressed by the way Mason Greenwood has broken into the first team
‘He’s been brilliant ever since he started training with the first team. He’s done exceptionally well and even though he’s do young he’s took on the responsibility with his goals and the assists.
‘He’s been a really good addition to the team. He’s been banging in goals since he was very young and obviously the manager’s seen his talent and put him in the team and he’s been producing for the first team.
‘So now it’s about still working hard, keep practising, stay humble, but I think he will anyway, he’s always been a humble guy and got confidence as well.’