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Sancho is the Third Best Player in Europe, His Stats Can Be Compared to That of Messi and Lewandowski - Lehmann

Ali Shibil Roshan
Sancho's has rediscovered his form of late
Sancho's has rediscovered his form of late / Pool/Getty Images

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has claimed that Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is the third best player in the whole of Europe and that his stats can be compared to that of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Sancho has rediscovered his form of late and has been impressive for the Bundesliga side after a poor run at the start of the season.

The 20-year-old has already been rumoured with a move away from Dortmund in the upcoming summer, with Manchester United and Chelsea among clubs said to be interested in signing the highly-rated England international.

In an interview with Daily Star, Lehmann, though, backed both Sancho and Jude Bellingham to stay at the German side next season beyond the end of the current season. "Right now, I think they’re staying. Most of the big clubs have full squads anyway," the former German international told the English outlet. "You’d have to be really really outstanding if a bigger club tries to get you. But if you can imagine a club like Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City, there is already 30 or 35 players plus the players on loan.

"It’s not that easy to make a decision for guys like Jude Bellingham and Sancho at this early stage in their careers.

"Would they add something? We’re not sure, but first of all they need to decrease their own squad size."

When asked about Sancho's upturn in form, Lehmann said: "He’s done very well. Right now his stats can be compared to Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, and I think the third best in the whole of Europe. It’s fantastic for English football."