A move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has been given the green light be three former Manchester United stars, including Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand has given his backing for the club to go ahead and land the England attacker, who has a price tag of around £120million.
The former defender has described the 20-year-old as a “playground footballer” and is hopeful that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will secure a deal for the former Manchester City man this summer.
When asked if United should be looking to swoop for Sancho, Ferdinand explained to the Acro Academy on Instagram: “I hope they do, man.
“He’s got that imagination, that carefree spirit – almost like that playground footballer vibe that I love. And he’s bringing it all to the big stage.”
Sancho has 14 goals and 16 assists in 23 league outings, taking his tally for the Bundesliga giants to 31 goals in 90 games, and Ferdinand is not the only former United man who would love to see Sancho at Old Trafford.
Owen Hargreaves said: “He’s a dream. He reminds me of a young Neymar.
“The cool thing is, for the young kids watching him, they see that you can play in a creative way, even though football has become so structured.
“He brings his own style, that street football, to the game. That’s what makes him so priceless.”
Meanwhile, Paul Ince recommended that the Red Devils “break the bank” to sign the Ruhr-based star.
“One player that Man United, and Ed Woodward, would probably change their thinking on is Jadon Sancho. He’s worth breaking the bank for. He’s still young, only 20, yet so established,” he told Paddy Power.
“He’s obviously incredibly talented, and although the club will be entering a bidding war if they want to buy him, if they have the chance they would be stupid not to. Fans would be right to be disappointed if they thought United had the chance to have Sancho, and the club didn’t fight for him.”