Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus believes that Jadon Sancho should stay at the club for another year or two before making his next move.
Jadon Sancho’s meteoric rise at Borussia Dortmund over the last 18 months has seen him become one of Europe’s most wanted players. The 20 year old’s performances this season have been nothing short of world class. He is attracting the interest of a number of big clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
But Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus believes that staying at the Westfalenstadion for at least another season would be the best step for Sancho at the moment. In an interview with SportBILD (H/T: German Football Daily), the 30 year old spoke about his teammate’s potential and his future.
“I would advise him to stay with BVB for another year, maybe two. From my point of view there is nothing better for him at the moment,” Reus said. “After that he can take the really big step as an even more complete player.”
“With a new club he would have to find his place first, which is not always easy for a 20 year old. How interesting do you think Jadon (Sancho) will be for the biggest clubs in the world after one, two or three years of development with us?”
Sancho has 17 goals and 16 assists to his name in 35 appearances in all competitions so far this season for Borussia Dortmund. His current deal with the club expires at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke spoke about the club’s desire to keep Sancho at the club last month. But he added that the Black and Yellows will not budge on their transfer demands due to the coronavirus pandemic. Reports have claimed that Borussia Dortmund are seeking a transfer fee of 130 million euros for the highly rated winger.
Reus also spoke about his own move to Borussia Dortmund in 2012, and how he turned down interest from Bayern Munich when he decided to leave Borussia Mönchengladbach.
“I have the greatest respect for Bayern Munich and what the club has been doing for decades. But I always wanted to play for BVB. That was always the club my heart was drawn to.”
“When I played in Gladbach back then, it was clear to me: within the Bundesliga I only transfer to Dortmund, otherwise I’ll go abroad. So I discussed it with my advisor Dirk Hebel, and that’s how we implemented it.”
Reus joined Borussia Dortmund before the 2012/13 season and has gone on to make 266 appearances for the club.