Jadon Sancho's involvement with England this summer will speed up his development even more, says Paul Ince.
Despite being just 21 years old, the versatile forward is already an experienced campaigner.
He racked up 140 appearances for Borussia Dortmund during a four-season stay at the Bundesliga outfit before Manchester United secured his signature earlier this month.
Sancho has also been capped 21 times for the Three Lions and started in the quarter-final win over Ukraine last weekend.
However, this is his first international tournament as a senior player and Ince reckons the youngster will now reap the benefits.
“It's easier to hit the ground running when you’ve been playing in a summer tournament," said Ince, who was capped 53 times for England.
“It’s harder to stop at the end of May, with two or three months before a season starts.
"The fact he’s now playing games for England, and playing well, means everything just rolls into one. By the time the Euros finish it will almost be straight into pre-season.
“As a young player, he’ll learn by playing with the best players and taking things on board. That’s what the experienced players are there for, they’ll show him how to improve. Nobody should expect him to be the finished article, he’s a young kid who is learning his trade."
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United have agreed a £73million fee to bring Sancho to the Premier League.
The hefty sum, payable over five equal instalments, means Sancho becomes the second most expensive English player of all time behind Harry Maguire.
He is expected to sign a five-year contract, with the option of a sixth, and will finalise terms and complete a medical after the tournament.
“People might suggest he'll feel added pressure at United because of his price tag, but I don’t agree," added Ince.
"He doesn't decide how much he costs, so it won’t affect him mentally.
“Look at how much United spent on Donny van de Beek and Fred.
"Getting Sancho for £73million could be a bargain. If he performs the way he’s capable of performing, they can always sell him on for double!”
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