Wayne Rooney has warned Jadon Sancho over the dangers of a move to the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United.
England winger Sancho has excelled at Borussia Dortmund over the past two seasons since leaving Manchester City, leading to rumours linking him with a return to the Premier League on the other side of the city.
Man Utd have been closely monitoring Sancho, but are slightly put off by the 19-year-old’s €100m asking price – even if the sale of Paul Pogba could help them reinvest.
In a further blow to Sancho’s chances of returning to his home country, former United and England captain Wayne Rooney has told him to forget about a move for now.
“Jadon has to ask himself whether he would get the playing time he gets in Dortmund when he moves to England, or would he just sit on the bench?” he told Bild.
“Playing time is so important for a young player, so if he gets the most playing time in Dortmund, he should stay.”
Rooney’s comments come after Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisted that Sancho would spend at least one more season in the Bundesliga, even though he is aware they won’t be able to keep hold of him forever.
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