Maguire gives his verdict on Sancho ahead of Man Utd move

Stefan Bienkowski
Jadon Sancho has completed his move to Manchester United

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has admitted that he’s been impressed with “exceptional talent” Jadon Sancho while on international duty for England.

Although Sancho remains a Borussia Dortmund player for now, the player is expected to complete a £73 million move to Man Utd once the paperwork between both clubs is finalised.

Intriguingly, despite his profile and success in the German Bundesliga, Sancho has found himself sidelined by England manager Gareth Southgate, who has preferred to stick by Raheem Sterling as his main attacking option, with Phil Foden and Jack Grealish in reserve.

Despite that, Maguire was on hand to offer a peek behind the curtain of England’s training camp and was happy to reveal that what he has seen of Sancho on the training pitch already has him very excited for next season.

“Jadon’s a top player," Maguire said. "He has exceptional talent even though he is still really young, although he has played so many games.

“We’ve got some exceptional talent in his position in this England team, so Jadon will bide his time, be patient and be ready when his opportunity comes.

“I’ve been really impressed with the way he has been working in training. He’s really putting a shift in day in day out. He has some great talent. He is scoring goals in the five-a-sides and so on. He’s a great lad."

Do Man Utd have any more signings planned?

While Sancho’s transfer to Old Trafford will undoubtedly take up much of the club’s transfer budget, that hasn’t stopped the press from speculating on further signings this summer.

After securing Sancho’s signature, Man Utd will apparently now turn their attention to Real Madrid central defender Raphael Varane to secure a back-line that desperately needs some serious quality to partner Maguire.

Aside from that, the Premier League giants remain linked with a high-profile move for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. However, that seems far less likely than a potential bid for Varane, considering the England midfielder’s long-term deal with the London club.