John Terry has told Chelsea that Jadon Sancho would be a “great addition” to the team, with the Blues linked with a big-money move for the youngster. Chelsea are believed to be keen to sign the Borussia Dortmund star during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea aren’t the only team linked with a move to sign Sancho.
The English youngster has been turning heads all season, and was tipped to leave Germany in January.
He ended up staying at the Signal Iduna Park, and has continued to impress, having won the Bundesliga’s Janaury Player of the Month award.
But this summer, he is expected to be at the heart of a bidding war between Chelsea and Manchester United, with his valuation at a sky-high £120million.
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The 19-year-old has emerged as one of England’s brightest talents for some time, having scored 14 goals in 23 Bundesliga games this season, while setting up 16.
In that time he made his debut for the England national team, and was heavily linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool.
After Chelsea’s transfer ban was lifted, the Blues emerged as the leading candidates to sign Sancho, who was a fan of the club growing up.
Frank Lampard has been heavily reliant on young players this season, giving game time to Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James and – in recent weeks – Billy Gilmour.
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Therefore, the Stamford Bridge outfit seem the best possible destination for him, something Terry also believes.
“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,” the Blues legend said to Frank Khalid.
“It would make us better as well, but the ones that have come through, the Billy Gilmours, Tammy, Mason, 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.”
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Terry was full of praise for his friend and long-term team-mate Lampard, who he claims has done a terrific job at the helm.
“It’s been incredible because we said there was no one better, to give Lamps the job,” he continued.
“With [assistant manager] Jody Morris as well, he has someone who knows the younger players and works with them at the youth team and U-18 level as well.
“I think it’s been a good mix. I think the expectation has been excellent because the group that they’ve had this year have done really, really well.”
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