Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata could not hide his admiration for English fast-rising football star Jadon Sancho who has become one of the biggest personality in the transfer market across Europe.
The 20 years old Borussia Dortmund winger was more or less a teenager with a raw talent who was thirsty for attention less than four years ago prior to leaving Manchester City to Germany.
In less than three seasons, Jadon Sancho has scored 27 goals for Borussia Dortmund in 69 appearances. This outgoing season alone, he has scored 14 goals and provided 15 assists in 23 Bundesliga appearances before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season.
Also, in less than three seasons, he has become the beautiful bride in European football whose some of the biggest clubs in Europe – Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and others want to have on their payroll.
Having known his worth, Borussia Dortmund would not allow Sancho to go so easily unless any of those giants battling for his signature is willing to cough out at least 100 million pounds.
The club among the giants which seems more interested in the 20 years old England international is Manchester United.
Juan Mata Says Jadon Sancho is a Great Player
Little wonder when Juan Mata, a prominent member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, had a chat with his fans via Instagram live, one of the questions that popped up was whether Sancho is a sure bet for the Red Devils.
Juan Mata retorted: “Should we sign Jadon Sancho?
“What do you want me to say? We all know he’s a great player. He’s having a fantastic season at Dortmund.
“But it’s not my responsibility to speak about those things. I like him as a player but I cannot reply to that.”
The chat Juan Mata had with his fans on Instagram was an effort to raise money to help in the fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Football players in England especially the Premier League stars have decided to use their influence as celebrities to raise money for the authorities battling to contain the spread of the dreaded virus in the United Kingdom.
As at Thursday, April 9, 2020, the authorities have confirmed 7,097 deaths linked to the coronavirus after a further 887 people across the UK died between Wednesday and Thursday.