Report: Borussia Dortmund CEO says Chelsea target Jadon Sancho may 'push for a move'
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admits Chelsea reported transfer target Jadon Sancho may push for a move.
Watzke hailed the 19-year-old as one of the best young prospects in Europe.
He told RMC Sport: “Jadon is a great, great talent, maybe the greatest talent in Europe currently of players under the age of 21.
“In my opinion, he has the potential to become one of the two or three best players in the world in the years to come.”
Watzke said he would like to keep Sancho in Dortmund for as long as possible, but also admitted he couldn’t stop the player from requesting a move.
He added: “If one day he comes to us and says that he wants to leave the club, then we’ll discuss it.”
Chelsea will reportedly face fierce competition from Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Real Madrid for the England international’s signature.
Although Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Ajax Amsterdam’s winger Hakim Ziyech who will be joining the club this summer, the West London outfit are still in the market for wingers.
It is due to the fact that two of Frank Lampard’s wingers; Willian and Pedro, will both see their respective contracts expire in summer.
Looking at his performance for Dortmund and England, Sancho would be a tremendous boost for Chelsea attack. He has already had 17 goals and 19 assists in all competition for Dortmund this season.
Sancho is reportedly valued at around £102 million, but the biggest issue regarding his potential transfer would be the agent fee which could reach £42.6m according to transfer expert Ian McGarry (Football London).