Dimitar Berbatov advised Jadon Sancho to join a club that will continue to give him regular playing time while the requested teenager continues to be tied to a summer move.
The British national team is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season and is believed to be attracting the interest of many of the best European clubs.
Sancho has flourished since he moved to Germany from the city of Manchester and some reports indicate that the Bundesliga club will require £ 120 million to allow him to leave.
And while admitting his surprise that he would leave Dortmund, Berbatov stressed the importance of the nineteen year old moving somewhere, he will continue to get opportunities.
“I think he does [Sancho] it is developing very well in Germany and is still very young, “said Berbatov Betfair . “The progress he has made over there has been incredible and I hope he has his reasons for deciding to leave.
“His agent, his family and the people around him can give him advice but where he goes now is anyone’s guess.
“For me, he needs to play, he needs to continue his development and that’s why I’m surprised he wants to go because Dortmund gave him this opportunity as a player.
“He’s still a long way from a full player, he’s so young, so wherever he goes I hope he gets minutes so he can play and continue his development and show how good he is.”
Sancho enjoyed another impressive campaign for Dortmund which saw him score 12 goals and deliver 14 Bundesliga assists for Lucien Favre’s team.
A number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have been strongly linked to a sensational summer move.
Real Madrid is also said to have shown interest, but it has been suggested that Sancho would prefer to return to England.
Although former Red Devils striker Berbatov said he would like to see him move to Old Trafford, he doubted where he would fit in with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sign him for Manchester United? Why not?” added Berbatov. “Coming from my time there, I would like to see him go to Old Trafford.
“Of course, it will make them more powerful, give them more speed than they already have, but the question is: where will he play?
“United has [Daniel] James, [Anthony] Martial, [Marcus] Rashford e [Mason] Greenwood, it’s going to be a good fight for competition with all those young players there, which is a good thing.
“But overall, I would like to see him go somewhere and get minutes, not go directly to the bench and play occasionally.
“His signature will be highly sought after and there is already talk of Liverpool and Chelsea.
“The teams want to invest in talented young players, but if the teams go out to sign him at any cost, then he will have a high expectation for him and will have to play regularly to develop.
“He may decide to stay abroad and join another club like PSG, Bayern Munich or Barcelona. There will be many clubs after him and it depends on him where he goes.”