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Rio Ferdinand predicts Jadon Sancho’s Manchester United shirt number – but explains there’s a catch

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Rio Ferdinand reckons Jadon Sancho will wear the legendary number seven shirt if he signs for Manchester United. 

However, he must do so for 10 years.

Latest reports claim that a verbal agreement between Sancho and United now exists, after months of speculation that the Borussia Dortmund star will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Sancho has ‘unofficially confirmed’ that he will complete a transfer to United, according to the Irish Independent.

He’s one of the best young kids in the world at the moment. He has been unbelievable, he’s a player of huge potential,” said Ferdinand of Sancho.

“[Ousmane] Dembele, who was at Dortmund then went to Barcelona, was thought of similarly to Sancho and went [to a big club] for big money and it didn’t work out for him.

“I don’t want to see that for Jadon. I want him to go to a team where he will play and then improve. He’s going to be expensive but I think Manchester United is the place for him to go, but I’m biased.

“Sancho will go for over £100million – it’s the potential you are buying, someone who will be at your club for 10 years.

“It’s massive money but I’d take him. I’d tell him ‘You’re the guy we are going to build the team around’. He’s got that X-factor.

“He has all the potential to be a humongous superstar. He brings the play ground to the football field. Not many people do that.”

When asked by a fan if Sancho will wear the number seven shirt, Ferdinand added: “He has to. If he wears the seven though he has to be there [at the club] for 10 years.”

Source: The Mirror

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