While most pundits have tipped Jadon Sancho to join either Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea when he quits Borussia Dortmund, former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus thinks Bayern Munich are in with a shout of crashing the transfer party.
Sancho, who turned 19-years-of-age on Wednesday, has continued to crank up transfer talk by taking the Bundesliga by storm once again this season.
The former Manchester City winger has scored 14 goals and supplied 16 assists in 23 appearances to attract interest from the biggest Premier League teams, as well as admiring glances from the likes of Real Madrid.
Matthaus, a Bayern legend, admits that Sancho returning to the country he was born in is the most likely scenario, but he pointed out how useful the attacker would be to Bavarian giants Bayern due to his ability to operate on both flanks.
Would Jadon Sancho consider staying in Germany if Bayern Munich came calling?
“He’ll probably go back to England. But what does he want at Chelsea or United?” the 1990 World Cup winner asked.
“They may not even be playing in the Champions League next year. I could very well imagine Sancho at Bayern, also because he can play on both wings.
“I saw him for the first time in the Under-17 European Championships. I was on the treadmill in the gym and the England game against Norway was on the screen in front of me.
Lothar Matthaus is a massive fan of the talented Dortmund star
Jadnon Sancho left Man City to further his career
“I pressed stop on the treadmill after 15 minutes because I noticed one player — left side offensive for England. He was dribbling and passing so quickly.
“I called my agent to ask who that was and where he came from. The SMS came back five minutes later and read: ‘Sancho, Manchester City.’
“Now, he is doing well at Dortmund. And…