Former Red Glen Johnson believes that Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho should be looking to make the move to Liverpool instead of Manchester United.

Sancho, who is set to depart Borussia Dortmund come the end of the season, has been linked with plenty of clubs in various reports.

The Daily Mirror have suggested that Sancho is looking to make the move to Manchester United.

However, Johnson believes that the 19-year-old should be looking to make the move to Liverpool instead. He also suggested Chelsea could be an option for the youngster.

“I think it would be the wrong decision to sign for Man United,” Johnson told talkSPORT.

“If he goes to a team like United at the moment, of course it’s a fantastic club and it would look great on his CV, but the team are not where they should be and I think as a young kid they would put too much pressure on him from day one.

“A young lad like that shouldn’t have to fly the flag for a club like United. I think he’d feel the pressure coming to the Premier League anywhere, so to carry that with him as well would be tough.

“If he was to go to Chelsea or Liverpool or maybe a club in Spain, because he won’t be needed to come straight in and impress, they would bleed him into the team over time which would help his development. He might not be guaranteed to start every week, but he’d be doing it in the right way.

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DORTMUND, GERMANY – DECEMBER 10: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Borussia Dortmund and Slavia Praha at Signal Iduna Park on December 10, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

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“Whereas if he went to United, yes he’d start every week but the team are struggling so it would be hard for him to find his feet.

“It [a move to Liverpool] might not be the best decision for him today, at the moment they’ve got the perfect side, but in two years’ time he could be well amongst it. He’d still only be 21.

“I’m not suggesting he’d stall his career for two years, I’d expect him to be knocking on the door and obviously it just takes one injury [for him to get a chance].

“But Liverpool’s foundations are set in stone and I just think they’d bleed him into the team in the right manner.

“Lamps would definitely look after him at Chelsea, and then there’s the attraction of London.

“While Manchester United are sliding down, Chelsea are on their way up with loads of young players and I could see that being a perfect fit for him.

“To have too many youngster when the team is going down is not a good thing, but put the youngsters into a team that’s flourishing, on its way up and positive, then it’s going to be easier for them to perform.

“There would be pressure on Jadon from day one if he goes to United.”

There has been no confirmation in regards to whether Liverpool are in for the forward, but there is no denying they would be monitoring Sancho’s situation, as every other big club would be.

As he is English and young, the transfer fee of Sancho will be quite big. Considering how strong Liverpool currently are, they might not be prepared to spend big on a squad player. The reality is, Sancho does not replace anyone in Liverpool’s front three.

That itself might be the reason why he favours a move to Manchester United, as he will get more minutes on the pitch.

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