A former Red Devil was full praise for the in-demand English winger following his performance against Paris Saint-Germain at the Champions League.
Owen Hargreaves compared Jadon Sancho to Neymar after Borussia Dortmund’s success over Paris Saint-Germain, while advocating top clubs around Europe to receive their”checkbooks out” and signal the teenage attacker.
Dortmund recorded a 2-1 victory over PSG at the first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie at Westfalenstadion on Tuesday night.
Erling Haaland opened the scoring for the home side midway through the second half, but the French champions equalised soon after when Neymar found the back of the net after being set up by Kylian Mbappe.
Dortmund proved not to be denied, but as Haaland raced through on goal before firing an unstoppable left-footed shot beyond Keylor Navas with 13 minutes left on the clock.
Haaland rightfully stole the headlines after taking his tally to 11 goals in seven appearances for BVB since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in January, but Sancho was also a constant thorn in PSG’s side.
The England global was heavily involved in the majority of Dortmund’s greatest moments, and Hargreaves was shining in his evaluation of the winger post-match.
“That functionality from Sancho was like Neymar in his prime. Off the cuff. He was unplayable,” the former Manchester United ace told BT Sport.
“Get your checkbooks out. Somebody go and sign that child because he’s special.”
Sancho has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, with United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all believed to be interested in his services.
It’s been reported that Dortmund will require a fee within the area of 100 million ($130m) to get a prized asset, who started his career in England with Manchester City.
Hargeaves’ sentiments were shared with fellow pundit and ex-Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas, who emphasized the fact that Sancho seems to be brimming with self-confidence right now.
“He showed maturity beyond his years,” Jenas stated. “He is a spearhead for them with what he brings, his lack of respect for the resistance.
“You always felt like he was going to do something tonight. That tells me he believes he’s the best player on the pitch.”
Sancho has scored 16 goals in 31 appearances across all contests for Dortmund this year, and he obtained glowing praise from Neymar before their assembly in Europe’s elite competition.
PSG will play host to BVB in the second leg at Parc des Princes on March 11, where they’ll be hoping to turn around the tie and hit the quarter-finals for the first time since 2016.