To many keen observers it is just a matter of time before the exciting talent that is Jadon Sancho leaves Borussia Dortmund and heads back to England where he will, no doubt, be handsomely paid for his considerable ability week in week out in the Premier League. Exactly where he will end up is still a matter of conjecture but the joined-up thinking suggests it will either be Chelsea, Manchester United or Liverpool who will secure his services. The latter of the trio is more of an outside chance but with both the Blues and the Old Trafford giants apparently ready, willing and able to splash out the £120million that will confirm the switch.
But straight out of left field comes a massive BUT… provided by BVB skipper Marco Reus. In short, he says that perhaps Sancho should stay at the Signal Iduna Park for maybe one or two years — during which time he can develop as a player. And the Dortmund captain says there is no lack of will to try to convince the 20-year-old Londoner to stay in the Bundesliga, rather than head back to his native land and ply his trade there. The entire scenario is, of course, dependent on the resumption of football as the coronavirus continues to mean the game is suspended across the globe. Exactly when it will resume, and under what restrictions, remains to be seen but the ongoing Covid-19 crisis would suggest it will be at least two months. if not more.
Reus, who has hit 91 goals for BVB in 182 appearances since joining the club in 2012, told Sport Bild:
“Jadon is such an incredible player and it’s most certain that several clubs want him. That’s a fact, He plays at a higher level than the previous year. And he’d be enormously important for us to reach our goals.
“I’d tell him to stay at Dortmund for one or maybe two more years. From my point of view there could be no better place for him currently. He can make the real big step after that. As even more complete player who had the chance to develop further here as a mainstay”.
Reus, who has earned 44 international caps with Germany, added:
“He’d need to find his place first at a new club, it’s not always easy for a 20-year-old, that much is for sure. You would have to believe how interesting Jadon will be for the biggest clubs in the world after one, two, three more seasons with us?”