Manchester United hero Jaap Stam has backed his former club to secure the signing of Jadon Sancho this summer ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Borussia Dortmund star Sancho has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer having shone in the Bundesliga.
A host of clubs are expected to be interested in the 19-year-old with Dortmund expected to demand around £120m for his signature.
A key aspect over where the England star ends up could be Champions League qualification with United currently languishing in seventh spot in the Premier League.
Though former Old Trafford ace Stam believes United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward can entice Sancho to the Theatre of Dreams.
“At United, Sancho gets an opportunity to play and he can be a real influence and help them out,” Stam told 888Sport.
“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and players look at the future and how a team is trying to play.
“They want to talk to the manager as well about the prospects of the club. Probably every club will tell him the same story.
“But when you look at him and what he can do he can be a real big influence at United should he go there.”
Jadon Sancho has been linked with a move to the Premier League
Though Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol believes Sancho could end up at Anfield.
He said: “It is difficult to say where Jadon Sancho will be playing next season because so many clubs want him but if I was a betting man my money would be on Liverpool.
“Sancho is one of Jurgen Klopp’s top summer targets and he would find it hard to turn down a move to Anfield if Liverpool end up winning the Champions League as well as the Premier League this season.
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“Manchester United are confident they can get Sancho in the summer, but they need to qualify for the Champions League first and they don’t have the Klopp factor.