Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus wants Jadon Sancho to remain at the Westfalenstadion for one or two more years.
The England rising star has been heavily linked with a move back to English Premier League at the end of the season with Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool said to be his likely destination.
It is understood that that the Bundesliga side have decided to cash in on the youngster and are already looking for a replacement with Spanish winger Ferran Torres on top of their shopping list.
Reus told Sport Bild: “Jadon is an incredible player and it’s most certainly that still, several clubs want him. That’s a fact,” Reus said.
“He plays at a higher level than the previous year. And he’d be enormously important for us to reach our goals.
“I’d tell him to stay at Dortmund for one or maybe two more years. From my point of view, there could be no better place for him currently. He can make the real big step after that. As even more complete player who had the chance to develop further here as a mainstay.”
“He’d need to find his place first at a new club, it’s not always easy for a 20-year-old. What do you believe how interesting Jadon will be for the biggest clubs in the world after one, two, three more seasons with us?”
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted to planning for the England international exit but insisted that he would not cede nor negotiate on his valuation.