Chelsea legend John Terry has urged his former club to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
The Blues have long been linked with signing Sancho, who grew up a Chelsea fan and is friends with Callum Hudson-Odoi having played in the same age group for England.
Since leaving Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, Sancho has grown into one of the most highly sought-after young players in Europe.
Should Chelsea sign Jadon Sancho? Five things to know…
- Jadon Sancho is one of the most highly sought-after young players in Europe.
- The 19-year-old has scored 27 goals and recorded 33 assists in 69 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund.
- But there have been reports of rising tension between him and the club over the season.
- Sancho has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
- And John Terry believes he would be a great addition to Frank Lampard’s squad.
The teenager has become particularly known for his assists, registering 29 in the past two Bundesliga campaigns, more than any other player. His form has also seen Sancho handed his first call-up to the senior England squad, becoming a key member of Gareth Southgate’s side.
This season has seen Sancho linked heavily with a return to the Premier League amid reports of falling out with Dortmund’s board and rising tensions.
Manchester United are considered to be favourites for his signing, though he has also been linked with a return to Manchester City and moves to Liverpool among other European clubs.
But Terry, who captained Chelsea for 13 years, believes his former side – and teammate Frank Lampard – should look to win the race for Sancho and add to their increasingly youthful side.
“I think the young lads have shown their potential,” he told Frank Khalid.
“We spoke at the start of the season about the likes of Tammy and Mason coming into the squad and they’ve shown that they’re capable of playing.
“I think Sancho is one of the best young players in the world at the moment, so he’d be a great addition to Chelsea’s squad.
“It would make us better as well, but the ones that have come through, the Billy Gilmours, Tammy [Abraham], Mason [Mount], Reece [James], it’s endless isnt it? There have been so many positives this season.
“So I think every Chelsea fan, since I came through the ranks, that’s all Chelsea fans wanted to see: the youth team players and the younger generation coming through and making their first team debuts. We’ve seen that in abundance this year.”