Blues fans excited as Lampard told £118 million creative force ‘keen on Chelsea move’
German football expert Kevin Hatchard has claimed Jadon Sancho would be keen on a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
With Frank Lampard looking to reshape the Chelsea side, Sancho is in his thinking with Pedro expected to leave at the end of his contract this summer, when Willian could follow suit. and that leaves space, both on the pitch and in the club’s books, to bring Sancho back to England with the versatile forward – who can play as a winger on the left or the right or as a No 10 – if they can beat the competition to his signature.
And Hatchard thinks Sancho is worth as much as £118m (€140m), But he thinks the teenager would be keen on a move to west London, and told TALKSPORT: “Even though he enjoys playing alongside Marco Reus, and Erling Braut Haaland has gone there and they’ve struck up a relationship already – they seem to get on pretty well on and off the pitch – I do think he’ll move. The finances for Dortmund make sense; we’ve seen them do that with Ousmane Dembele, they will sell players on if they get the right price for them.
“The Premier League is a possibility and I think Chelsea would be interested and he’s got a soft spot for them. Personally I think if somebody bid in the region of €140m, I think that’s a fair price. “If you look at what players go for now, and at the fact Dortmund agreed a new contract with him and that several clubs will go for him, I don’t think €140m is unreasonable.”
Hatchard raved about Sancho’s talents and mentality, backing him to have a major say for England at Euro 2020 this year.
He continued: “He’s an absolute stone-cold superstar. You look just before Christmas, he was turning up late to things and he was sanctioned by the club numerous times for not behaving the way they would want. He could have sulked, pushed for a move, basically thrown his toys out of the pram – but he didn’t do that at all.
“He actually said, ‘I’m going to be leader, I’m going to score goals and make goals’, and he been playing lights-out week after week after week.
“I think England have one of the most exciting players in Europe on their hands and when we get to the Euros he’ll be one of the most dangerous attacking players at the tournament.”