26 March 2020
Chelsea legend John Terry says Jadon Sancho would be an excellent addition to Frank Lampard’s squad, though admits the Borussia Dortmund winger will have plenty of competition from the Blues’ young guns.
Sancho looks set to leave Germany this summer and return to the Premier League, with Chelsea battling rivals Manchester United and Liverpool for his signature.
The 19-year-old has 14 goals and 16 assists in the Bundesliga this season in a remarkable campaign and Terry is in no doubt about his quality, though he feels Chelsea’s youngsters have shown they can step up.
Asked about a potential move for Sancho, and whether Chelsea already have enough young talent, Terry told Frank Khalid UK’s YouTube channel: ‘I think the young lads have shown their potential.
‘We spoke at the start of the season about the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount coming into the squad and they’ve shown that they’re capable of playing.
‘But, listen, I think Sancho is probably one of the best young players in the world at the moment. So he’d be a great addition to Chelsea’s squad and obviously make us better as well.
‘But like I said, the ones that have come through, Billy Gilmour, Tammy, Mason, Reece James – I mean, it’s endless isn’t it. There’s been so many positives this season come through.
‘I think every Chelsea fan since I came through the ranks, that’s all Chelsea fans wanted to see: the youth team players and young generation coming through and making their first-team debuts. And we’ve seen this in abundance this season.’
He added: ‘I’ve been really impressed with the style of play, the capabilities of the younger players coming through and that mixed with the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and them kind of players.
‘The experienced ones helping them along the way, giving them support along the way. For Frank’s first season, to manage such a big club as Chelsea, it’s been fantastic for him.’