Chelsea legend John Terry believes Jadon Sancho would be a “great addition” to former team-mate Frank Lampard’s side this summer, insisting the Borussia Dortmund ace is one of the best young players in world football.
Lampard was unable to strengthen his squad upon becoming the Blues’ new head coach last summer due to their two-window transfer ban.
And despite that ban being lifted in December, he also failed to get his hands on a number of reported targets in the January window.
Fortunately for the ex-England midfielder, a batch of promising academy graduates – Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Billy Gilmour – have stepped up to the plate in the absence of marquee arrivals.
Frank Lampard has not strengthened his squad since becoming Chelsea head coach, but academy graduates such as Mason Mount (left) have stepped up to the plate
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The west London club are expected to splash some serious cash this summer, nevertheless, and Sancho is one of several players being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
They have already wrapped up a £36m deal for Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech, who will join at the end of the season after leaving Ajax.
But reports suggest Lampard is also keen to sign 19-year-old England international Sancho, who has bagged 17 goals in 35 appearances for Dortmund this season.
As a result of this impressive form, the Bundesliga outfit are said to be demanding a stunning £120m for his services.
Hakim Ziyech will be joining from Ajax this summer after Chelsea sealed a £36m deal with the Dutch outfit
Yet former Chelsea captain Terry has backed Sancho to become the latest addition to Lampard’s youthful squad.
“I think the young lads have shown their potential,” he said.
“We spoke at the start of the season about the likes of Tammy and Mason coming into the squad and they’ve shown that they’re capable…