Manchester United are on the verge of signing long-term target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m this summer.
The impending transfer of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United will have a knock-on impact on Paul Pogba’s value.
That’s the message from Sancho’s former coach at Watford, Louis Lancaster, who is expecting big things from the England forward when he touches down in the Premier League.
Having chased his services for close to four years, United are now able to bring Sancho back to Manchester from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. It’s a £74million switch that has already been announced, and is expected to be rubber-stamped soon after Euro 2020 ends.
United were first interested in Sancho when he traded Manchester City for Germany in 2017 — three years after leaving Watford’s academy — and the 21-year-old has established himself as one of the hottest properties in Europe at Dortmund, providing 114 direct goal involvements in 137 games across all competitions.
And it’s now been claimed that the quality Sancho will add to United will improve the form, and therefore the value, of his future teammates like Pogba.
In an interview with the Stretford Paddock , ex Watford coach Lancaster said: “Firstly, he’s [Sancho] going to bring goals and assists. He’s not a one-season wonder anymore, he’s proved that, he’s been consistent.
“His numbers are off the charts — I think he’s getting one goal or assist per game. He’s making the most successful dribbles in Europe, the most entries into the box, so that’s where he is going to excel.
“But I think Jadon’s greatest quality is that he can add to other people’s games. So though you have spent money and signed one player, I think you’re going to get a better Bruno [Fernandes], a better Pogba, [Edinson] Cavani.
Lancaster added: “It’s like nine-year-old football, isn’t it? If you’re playing on the tennis courts, you want the best players on your team, so you can beat the other team.
“It’s the same at this level. Every player is hungry, ambitious and wants to win trophies and will say; ‘If you can help me win a trophy, then I want you to be part of that’.
“Looking at Jadon, because he’s such a giver to the team, I think he’ll fit straight in and compliment the team.”