Phil Jones has the potential to succeed at Manchester United, according to former Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce.
Allardyce, now manager of West Ham United, gave Jones his debut at Ewood Park in 2009.
And now on his way to United, the Hammers boss believes the defender has what it takes to be a success at the 19-time league champions.
"I think first of all his mental strength and his ability to cope with the pressures of the Premier League at such a young age.
"He wasn’t fazed, he didn’t look to nervous, he looked quite calm and I think that’s important going into the biggest league in the world at such a young age.
"It shows that his mental strength was always going to be good enough and that’s one of the biggest factors if you’re going to be a top, top player I think.
“I think that eventually, with a little bit more experience - which he’ll gain more quickly at Manchester United - he’ll ultimately become an England defender.”
United are yet to confirm a deal for Jones, but reports suggest the defender will join the club for a reported fee of £16 million.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms