Owen Hargreaves has compared Jadon Sancho to a young Neymar and insists the Borussia Dortmund midfielder would walk into Liverpool’s starting XI.
The Bundesliga returns this weekend and England fans will be keeping a close eye on Sancho during Borussia Dortmund’s highly-anticipated clash with Schalke on Saturday.
The 20-year-old winger has emerged as one of the hottest talents in Europe with his creative exploits over the past two seasons in Germany.
His future is the source of constant speculation, with Manchester United and Chelsea thought to be leading the race for his signature ahead of a possible move to the Premier League this summer.
Dortmund could demand as much as £100m for their superstar, who has 14 goals and 15 assists in 23 top-flight appearances this season.
And Hargreaves, the former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder, insists the ‘priceless’ forward is worthy of the hype.
“He a dream. He reminds me of a young Neymar,” Hargreaves told talkSPORT.
“The cool thing is, for the young kids watching him, they see that you can play in a creative way, even though football has become so structured.
“He brings his own style, that street football, to the game. That’s what makes him so priceless.
“In the blink of an eye, he can do something that people don’t anticipate.
“Hopefully at some point we still him in the Premier League, because he can make any team better.
“I think he walks into the great teams here, like Man City and Liverpool, and I think he could even play for Barcelona or Real Madrid one day. That’s how good he is.
“He knows all eyes will be on him this Saturday.”
Hargreaves also hopes the increased focus on the Bundesliga will result in a greater appreciation of German football in general.
With pretty-much all other top-flight football in Europe suspended or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, many across the Continent are expected to watch the returning Bundesliga to get their football fix.
“Sadly, I don’t think people give the Bundesliga enough credit,” Hargreaves added.
“They’ve probably got the best facilities in Europe. It’s always been a super place because of the organisation of the Germans.
“Now, they’re developing so many top young players and fans will be excited see some really talented young players who will potentially strenghten our Premier League teams in the future.”