Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes that Jadon Sancho would be better off staying at Borussia Dortmund than moving to the Premier League.
Aged just 17, Jadon Sancho left Manchester City and England to join Borussia Dortmund in August 2017. Two years later, and he is considered to be one Europe’s most highly rated youngsters, and is already being linked with a big money move away from the club.
Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are all thought to be interested in signing Sancho. But former England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney believes that the winger should turn down a move to England, and continue his development with Borussia Dortmund, stating that he may not get as much playing time in the English Premier League.
Rooney told BILD (Subscription required), “Dortmund is a great club with great fans, they trust their young players and you can see that in Sancho and the progress he has made in the last 12 months. It’s fun to watch him, he’s doing really well at BVB.”
“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? Playing time is so important for a young player like Jadon, so if he gets the most playing time in Dortmund, he should stay there.”
The 19 year old is coming on the back of a terrific campaign which saw him score 13 goals and get 15 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. His performances for the Black and Yellows have seen him become a regular for the England national team, and he was recently named the fifth most valuable footballer player in the world by the CIES Football Observatory.
Sancho signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund last year, and his current deal does not expire until 2022. So there is no pressure on the BVB bosses to sell him. Michael Zorc and Hans Joachim Watzke have already ruled out the possibility of Sancho leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer. But its all highly unlikely that he will spend his entire career at the Westfalenstadion.