April 21, 2021

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‘I want him here!’ – Ian Wright sends message to Jadon Sancho over Premier League move

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The winger has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford
The winger has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

Ian Wright wants to see Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho move to the Premier League amid the ongoing speculation linking him with a switch to Manchester United.

Sancho, 20, spent the majority of his youth career in England at Watford and Manchester City before joining German club Dortmund in 2017.

The England international has flourished over recent seasons and last weekend, he became the first and youngest player in Bundesliga history to register 50 assists in less than 100 games.

Sancho left City's academy in 2017
Sancho left City’s academy in 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)

Sancho set up team-mate Mahmoud Dahoud’s opener before netting himself in a 3-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld, taking his tally to 36 goals and 50 assists in 99 games in Germany’s top flight.

The winger was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top priority transfer target last summer, but United failed to match Dortmund’s £108million valuation of one of their prized assets.

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The Red Devils are said to have retained their interest in Sancho and have received a boost in any potential swoop after Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently refused to rule out the prospect of the club having to sell key players given the current financial climate.

And Arsenal legend Wright just wants to see Sancho return to England, regardless of which club he ends up at.

‘I want him here,’ Wright said on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast.

‘I want Jadon Sancho here and I don’t care where he comes. Obviously, it looks like if it’s going to be United, because we know that he had a little bit of a problem when that didn’t go through.

‘I believe he thought that move was going to happen and it didn’t happen and I think that’s when he had that little bit patch in form where it wasn’t quite happening and he had to get himself going again. 

‘For Sancho’s sake and I’m not disrespecting Dortmund… it’s time. 

‘You know what I love about it, is the faith that not only he had in himself but what his family had in him for his dad to move to Manchester then Germany and now it’s time for him to come back.’

However, Wright tempered his own desires by warning Sancho that needs to choose his next career move carefully and feels he may end up staying in Germany for a little while longer.

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‘When you look at Jadon and his path, there’s been a lot of patience and a lot of faith,’ Wright added.

‘So you’d like to hope, and this is why I probably say he won’t leave yet, you have to hope that they are still making the right decisions 

‘Because when you look at what he’s done from a child and the sacrifices he’s made to get to where he is, you don’t want to get to being so close where everybody wants you and then you make a move just because. 

‘At the same time, I’d still like to see him at some stage playing in the Premier League, in the Champions League final and stuff like that.’

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