Jadon Sancho is “ready to play” for the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, according to former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Steffen Freund. Sancho is linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs after another fine season for Dortmund in the Bundesliga. His assist against Wolfsburg on Saturday made it 16 assists to go with his 14 goals this term.
Sancho is a top target for United heading into the next transfer window.
And Freund says statistics the winger has racked up prove he has what it takes for a big move.
“Jadon is ready to play for Liverpool or Man United, no question, because his stats are unbelievable,” Freund told talkSPORT.
“That shows that he can take the next step.
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“In the Borussia Dortmund side with [Erling] Haaland, [Julian] Brandt improving, with Emre Can signing, with changing to a back-three that suits Sancho.”
However, Freund reckons it would be wise for Sancho to play for Dortmund for another season.
The former Germany international believes there is no rush for Sancho to make the move to another top club yet.
Freund has warned the 20-year-old could turn out like Luka Jovic, who left Eintracht Frankfurt for Real Madrid last summer and has struggled for game time at the Bernabeu.
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“It would be good for him to play for Borussia Dortmund now and next year so that he will have more match time,” Freund added.
“He’s only 20, so why not play for Borussia Dortmund? We’re not talking about Freiburg or Paderborn, we’re talking about Borussia Dortmund, one of the top 20 clubs in Europe.
“Remember Jovic, who moved to Real Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt, he’s not playing. If you have an offer from Real Madrid you think, ‘I have to go’.
“No, you don’t have to go because the salaries in the Bundesliga are on a good level, too, not as much as Real Madrid or the Premier League, though.
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“But you can earn good money and improve and not make too much of a big step at once.
“So for Jadon to move to Man United with that pressure, they are struggling to qualify for the Champions League, so maybe it’s better to stay another year in Dortmund.”
Sancho is yet to start for Dortmund since the break due to a calf injury.
But Jan Age Fjortoft expects him to start the top-of-the-table clash against Bayern Munich on Tuesday (5.30pm).
“They will play [Sancho], 100 per cent, he will be in there,” Fjortoft told ESPN FC.
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