Manchester United celebrity Marcus Rashford has admitted he would like to see England team-mate Jadon Sancho join him at Man Utd before next year.
Sancho has become among the hottest properties in world soccer after announcing himself as a celebrity at Borussia Dortmund within the previous two seasons.
In 2019-20, Sancho has recorded 17 goals and 19 assists in 35 total appearances, becoming one of Europe’s top attackers at only 20 years old.
Sancho’s form has attracted the attention of numerous upper sides across Europe, with two Premier League clubs looking place for a struggle to bring him back to his native country.
Rashford is making no secret of his desire to team up with Sancho at Old Trafford next season, admitting his excitement at the prospect through an Instagram Live discussion on Wednesday.
“It’d be great [if Sancho joined],” Rashford stated. “Sancho’s a wonderful player and he is like a new generation player.
“It’s definitely exciting to see him become the player he is becoming. Hopefully we can all play together, that would be useful.
“He plays off the cuff, he is creative and imaginative – these are the things you will need to be world class.”
Should Sancho proceed to Old Trafford, it wouldn’t be an inexpensive transaction, with Dortmund is known to be demanding €130 million ($143m) for the winger.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has stated that if his player would like to proceed, the coronavirus crisis won’t result from the Bundesliga side dropping their asking price for Sancho.
“I can clearly say that despite the existential crisis [for soccer ] even the wealthiest clubs do not need to believe that they can go bargain hunting at Dortmund,” Watzke told Bild. “We shouldn’t sell anybody below value.
“Even prior to the coronavirus outbreak, we stated that we favor that Jadon remains with us.”
Rashford scored 14 Premier League goals in 22 appearances this season before being sidelined with a dual stress fracture in his back in January.