Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick hailed “great talent” Jadon Sancho amid links with a move for the Borussia Dortmund star.
Sancho came off the bench as Dortmund suffered a 1-0 Der Klassiker loss on Tuesday in a huge blow to their title chances.
The 20-year-old England international has been linked with a move away amid reports Bayern and several Premier League giants are interested.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with the Dortmund star, who joined the club in 2017 after coming through Manchester City’s youth system.
Former Germany star Steffen Freund says that Sancho is more than ready to play for a club like Manchester United or Liverpool, but he also advised Sancho to stay at Dortmund or risk falling out of favour quickly like Luka Jovic at Real Madrid.
Paul Lambert has also encouraged the English star to stay put , as remaining at Dortmund may just be best for both the winger and the club.
Flick, meanwhile, was asked about Sancho after Bayern’s win and was full of praise for the attacker’s quality.
“I don’t like to talk about players who are under contract to other clubs,” he told a news conference.
“I can say that Jadon Sancho has a high quality but in the end he also does Borussia Dortmund very, very well.”
“He is a great talent and has enormous qualities. That’s why you simply have to acknowledge that Dortmund has a very good player there.”