Chelsea are the latest club linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s English sensation Jadon Sancho, who has continued his good form from last year. The former Manchester City attacker, who has been with the German club since 2017, has been a star for Dortmund and has become one of their most important players.
According to The Telegraph, the Blues could make a move for him to replace one of their most experienced players – Willian. The Brazilian’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of this season, and he has reportedly not been offered a new contract.
Willian revealed that he hasn’t been offered a new deal, but the club have countered that claim by saying he has been offered a new contract which obviously hasn’t been accepted yet.
Along with Willian, another experienced winger, Pedro, is also in the final year of his contract and the Blues may be shortlisting new players to replace them.
Jadon Sancho, along with Wilfried Zaha, are on the Blues’ shortlist to replace the two wingers.
Jadon Sancho: The player who can take them to the next level?
Jadon Sancho is one of the most talented teenagers in world football currently, which is why it is not a surprise to see some of the biggest clubs in Europe interested in signing him. The English winger scored 13 goals and assisted 19 times last season, and has started this season well too, scoring 7 and providing 9 assists.
The 19-year-old is a supremely gifted attacker who likes to take on defences and thread inch-perfect through balls into the feet of his teammates. The Englishman has made 11 appearances for the England senior team, scoring twice, while also being a key player at Dortmund.
The signing of Sancho would be a huge boost to the Chelsea attack, and he would be yet another young player in Frank Lampard’s exciting team. The Blues already have several talented youngsters in their team, as Lampard seems to have hit the sweet success spot in balancing the team with the right dosage of experience and youth. Sancho is widely regarded as one of the best attackers in Europe and he would seamlessly settle into Lampard’s team, which play fearless, front-footed football.
There have been much-publicised reports of the player being ‘unhappy’ at the club and the feeling in his camp that Sancho has been made a scapegoat in recent times despite his unrelenting goal-scoring form whenever given the chance to feature. Any extension of similar feelings will surely edge him towards the exit door and a number of clubs are on alert following how the events unfold.
He could be one of the final ingredients to take this Chelsea team to the next level and the Blues must sign him if they get the opportunity to do so but Lampard will know the queue to sign the player stretches across Europe and the Blues will have to pull off something special to land Jadon Sancho.