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Lehmann on Sancho: His stats can be compared to Messi and Lewandowski

Thu 04 March 2021 | 18:36

Former Germany goalkeeper praises Dortmund prodigy.

Jadon Sancho

, who came through

Manchester City

's youth academy before joining the German club in 2017, has taken his game to the next level at Signal Iduna Park, with 45 goals in 129 games in all competitions during the last three and a half seasons.    

Former Germany goalkeeper

Jens Lehmann

has now praised the English starlet, saying he can be compared to the Argentine super star,

Lionel Messi

.

"He's done very well,"

Lehmann said.

"Right now his stats can be compared to Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, and I think the third best in the whole of Europe. It's fantastic for English football.

Lehmann was asked about Sancho’s future and the German believes that the 20-year-old prodigy will stay with Dortmund.

"Right now, I think they're staying. Most of the big clubs have full squads anyway.

"You'd have to be really, really outstanding if a bigger club tries to get you. But if you can imagine a club like Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City, there is already 30 or 35 players plus the players on loan.

"It's not that easy to make a decision for guys like Bellingham and Sancho at this early stage in their careers. Would they add something? We're not sure, but first of all they need to decrease their own squad size."


source: SportMob