Former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie reckons Jadon Sancho wants to leave Borussia Dortmund and complete a move to Old Trafford to become a “world superstar”.
Sancho is expected to be given the legendary No 7 shirt which has previously been held by the likes of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Running out under the Old Trafford lights with that famous number will instantly transform the 20-year-old’s worldwide appeal.
Not only will his on-field actions draw added interest, his personal brand will also magnify.
And Gillespie has explained that moving to the Red Devils brings with it a new level of stardom.
“He is a fantastic player and still very young,” Gillespie told Sky Sports.
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“He has done fantastically well at Dortmund and obviously wants to come to the Premier League.
“No disrespect to Dortmund they are a massive club as well, but they are not Manchester United.
“Joining a club like Man Utd can help Sancho go on to become a world superstar.
“With what he has been able to do at both Dortmund and England, fingers crossed it is a transfer that might go through.”
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United and Dortmund are thought to still be negotiating a fee for Sancho.
The Bundesliga side are standing firm on their £108million valuation of the winger.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are trying to put together a package which includes a series of instalments and add-ons.
Meanwhile, Premier League star Andros Townsend is excited by the prospect of Sancho returning to the UK.
“Jadon Sancho is a world-class player, potentially a future Ballon d’Or winner,” he told talkSPORT.
“Paying £110m for a player of his age and his quality, I think he’s more than worth that.
“He’s English, he’s young, I think they’re getting a bargain if they are getting him for that price.
“Obviously he’s going to bring a lot of creativity, he’s a very fast and skilful player, he can play on both wings, he’s two-footed, he’s played overseas so can handle that pressure of leaving his family…
“He’s got it all for someone of such a young age – he’s only 20!
“Like I said before, he’s a world-class player and at £110m I think Man United are getting a very, very good bargain here.”
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