Jadon Sancho would jump at the chance of making the move to Manchester United if the move presents itself this summer, says Dimitar Berbatov.
Former United striker Berbatov is in no doubt that the Borussia Dormund star “would not think twice” about a move to Old Trafford after lighting up the Bundseliga.
The forward has been touted as a target for United for months, but United are not alone in their interest in Sancho, with the 20-year-old seeing his name frequently linked with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid among others.
Earlier this week it was claimed Frank Lampard’s side were “seriously invested” in trying to prise the former Man City academy star back to the Premier League; that despite his enormous price tag.
Berbatov though thinks Ssancho would find it hard to turn down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“There’s been a lot of talk about Jadon Sancho moving to Manchester United, in his case, because he’s English and Man United are in for you, I don’t think he will think twice about moving there,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“I have said it before, he has the quality, the pace, the goals and the assists to play for them, I’m sure he would like to continue in the national team as well and Gareth Southgate will watch him more if he is playing in the Premier League.
“For me, if they get him he is going to be a great addition but I’m curious to see how they would line up. United have: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and possibly Sancho next season, even though you want that competition for young players it could be tricky to see them all playing at the same time.
“If he is going to move somewhere else, he needs to know that he is going to play regularly, there is no point going somewhere else and not playing as much as you want. Ultimately, it is down to you, when you get the chance to show you can play, you have to take it and show what you can do.
“Also, when you play abroad you always want to go back to your home country. When that happens to be England and the Premier League, you’re going to jump at the chance if the right team comes in for you.
“He could be a great addition, he needs to step up, play, score and advance to the next stage of his development.
“Solskjaer is slowly, but surely, building up a team of young players with a mix of experience, and as we can see, it has been getting results, so it’s good to see them moving in the right direction and if Sancho is next then it will be great for the team.”