Former Chelsea star urges the Blues to avoid signing ‘FIFA player’ Jadon Sancho – with the Manchester United outcast set to leave Old Trafford in January after bust up with Erik ten Hag

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Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson has urged the Blues not to sign Manchester United outcast Jadon Sancho, labeling him a ‘FIFA player’.

The £73million striker has been forced to train alone at the academy and is not allowed to use the first-team facilities at Man United’s training base in Carrington.

Sancho’s exile followed the winger publicly labeling manager Erik ten Hag as a liar over his reasons for dropping him after the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in September.

The 23-year-old deleted the post on social media but refused to apologize for the outburst, resulting in a now lengthy absence from the senior team.

As a result, the 23-year-old is expected to leave Old Trafford in January, with Chelsea reportedly among the clubs interested in a deal.

Manchester United reportedly believe Jadon Sancho should leave the club in January

Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson believes the Blues should avoid making a move for Sancho

Ex-Chelsea defender Glen Johnson believes the Blues should avoid making a move for Sancho

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But Johnson, who won two Premier League titles in 71 appearances with the London club, believes it would be a mistake to sign the England international.

“I think it’s a step they should absolutely avoid.” He told Betfred. ‘He has been at Manchester United for a long time and I can’t remember a time when he has played three or more games in a row.

‘If you don’t do it at Manchester United, if you have more established players and senior players in the dressing room who can get you into shape, then you’re not going to do it at Chelsea.’

Mauricio Pochettino’s squad consists almost exclusively of young players with high potential, who have been given long-term contracts at Stamford Bridge. The experiment got off to a shaky start, but is finally showing signs of progress.

Last weekend’s 4-1 win over Spurs took the Blues to the top of the table ahead of a brutal fixture list against the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle and Man United.

Johnson claimed that signing ‘FIFA player’ Sancho could be detrimental to Chelsea’s fledgling dressing room.

“He’s more of a FIFA player than a big team player in my opinion,” Johnson added. ‘If he goes to Chelsea, where it is a young dressing room, he can get away with murder and things could possibly get worse.

“The child clearly has some skill, but something is wrong, whether it’s his attitude or his work rate.”

Johnson suggested that 'FIFA player' Sancho may find it more difficult in Chelsea's young dressing room

Johnson suggested that ‘FIFA player’ Sancho may find it more difficult in Chelsea’s young dressing room


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