Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus says it’s ‘very good news’ that Jadon Sancho appears to be remaining at the club for the new campaign, with Manchester United hopes of signing the forward fading.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified Sancho as his top attacking target at the start of the summer but United have been forced to scour the market for possible alternatives before the summer transfer window slams shut next week.
The Red Devils missed Dortmund’s deadline of August 5 to cough up £108million for Sancho and the Bundesliga outfit have maintained ever since that the England winger will be staying with them for at least another year.
It’s understood United will test Dortmund’s resolve one final time with a take-it-or-leave-it offer over the coming days but Reus is confident the transfer saga has now been put to bed.
‘It’s very good news for us that he stays for one more year,’ he told Sky Germany.
‘He delivers assists and goals so we get points. He’s very important for us.’
Reus believes Sancho has the confidence and the ability to reach the heights of some of the game’s greats with the right mindset and guidance over the coming years.
‘Only time will tell whether he gets as big as Messi or Ronaldo,’ the Germany international added.
‘He needs time, experience and it will be important how he manages the times when things don’t go so well.
‘But he has the confidence and the quality.’
Alex Telles has looked set to follow Van de Beek to the Theatre of Dreams but United are yet to agree a fee with Porto for the left-back.
The Brazil international has agreed personal terms with the Premier League giants and has requested that Porto lower their asking price and allow him to leave.