Owen Hargreaves is enthusiastic about Jadon Sancho and urges Chelsea and Man United to get checkbooks
“That performance was like Neymar in its prime … someone draws that child because he is special”: Jadon Sancho praised by Owen Hargreaves while expert Chelsea and Manchester United urge “to take their checkbooks”
Jadon Sancho was compared to a Neymar ‘in his prime’ after the lead role in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Erling Haaland scored twice – including a screamer for the winner – for the Bundesliga giants when they conquered PSG in the first leg of the final-16 collision.
But while Haaland stole the headlines, the English international Sancho again enjoyed a brilliant performance and came forward to give Dortmund a slim advantage on the way to the second stage in Paris on March 11.
Jadon Sancho shone when Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Tuesday-evening
Owen Hargreaves sang Sancho’s praise and compared his show with Neymar ‘in its prime’
The 19-year-old has caught the attention of both Chelsea and Manchester United and after the final whistle, Owen Hargreaves urged the Premier League outfits to splash the money on the former City youth.
Hargreaves told BT Sport: ‘That performance of Sancho was like Neymar in its prime. Off the cuff. He was unplayable.
“Take your checkbooks away. Someone is going to draw that child because he is special. “
The praise did not stop there with Jermaine Jenas who claimed that he played far beyond his years.
Jenas added: ‘He showed maturity beyond his years. He is a spearhead for them with what he brings, his lack of respect for the opposition.
Sancho dribbles past Neymar during the Champions League meeting in Dortmund
“You always had the feeling that he was going to do something tonight. That tells me he thinks he’s the best player on the field. “
But while Sancho sparkled in Dortmund, the same could not be said exactly for Neymar, despite scoring the equalizer to make it 1-1 in Signal Iduna Park.
And Jenas admitted that it was a frustrating night for the Brazilian after he was surpassed by the talented youngsters of Dortmund.
“The audience was on its back from the beginning,” added the BT Sport expert. “He was frustrated. He does not play in a team, he plays with a group of individuals. ”
The English international embraces Neymar after the final whistle in Signal Iduna Park