Jamie Carragher has been asked about what he thinks of Jadon Sancho, and the former Liverpool man has made it very clear that he sees his future in the Premier League, with Chelsea a top option.
In quotes picked up in The Daily Mirror, Carragher pointed out that “Chelsea are desperate for wide players,” given how their squad is set to change this summer.
“I think with Pedro and Willian and the age they are at, and Willian every transfer window almost seems to get linked somewhere, or certainly Barcelona, so I’d imagine something would happen with him in the summer. I think Pedro is probably looking to go, he hasn’t played too much,” the Champions League winner explained.
“You would think wide players are the big thing that Chelsea are looking for, and they would be putting their hat in the ring with Sancho no doubt, possibly one of the best young players in world football at the moment, he concluded.
He’s hit the nail on the head really. We are desperately lacking wingers and dangerous attacking players, and if Willian and Pedro go we will be at red alert.
Yes we’ve signed one player for those spots in Hakim Ziyech, but that doesn’t mean we’re necessarily going to be content with just him.
In fact, Sancho is such a uniquely good prospect – young, English and producing at a world class level in a top league already – that we would likely be in for him no matter what our squad situation.
The fact we do have a clear space for him in the first team will hopefully help our case.