Jesse Lingard has heaped praise on the Borussia Dortmund star forward Jadon Sancho amid Manchester United links
Sancho has consistently been linked with a move back to his native England with Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer naming the English winger his top summer priority.
Solskjaer is keen to add one final piece to his well-stacked attacking line to improve United’s chances in the Premier League title race next season.
Despite being desperate to bolster their attacking options in the coming months, United are yet to come close to matching Sancho’s £100million price tag.
Indeed, Dortmund’s massive demands threaten to blow United out of the water, with the Red Devils sticking to their guns when it comes to their valuation of the player.
Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona are also understood to be keeping close tabs on the 21-year-old whizz-kid, which could throw a spanner in the works of that proposed deal.
Regardless of the growing interest from several of Europe’s elite clubs, Manchester United are front-runners in the race for Sancho’s signature according to various reports.
Jesse Lingard has now poured gasoline on a long-running transfer saga by heaping praise on his fellow England international teammate.
Jesse Lingard backs Jadon Sancho move.— The United Stand News (@NewsUnitedStand) July 23, 2020
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“Jadon is a brilliant player,” Lingard told Manchester Evening News, as relayed by the Daily Mirror. “It’s obviously up to him [where he goes].
“I’ve seen him with England, I’ve seen his qualities, and I feel like he’d be a great addition to any team.”
Sancho is said to be keen to return to his homeland and test his qualities in arguably the most demanding league on the planet.
But, his prospective move to the Theatre of Dreams will heavily depend on whether or not Manchester United can seal a place in the Champions League group stage next season.
Despite being held to a 1-1 home draw to West Ham last time out, Solskjaer’s men have their faith in their hands going into the final matchday of the season.
United travel to the King Power Stadium to take on fifth-placed Leicester City on Sunday and have to avoid defeat to qualify for the most prestigious club competition in Europe.