Jadon Sancho’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation in recent weeks, but the 21 year old is ignoring all the transfer talk and only focusing on the upcoming European Championships.
It was reported earlier on Thursday that Borussia Dortmund have rejected Manchester United’s opening bid of 78 million euros for Jadon Sancho. The Black and Yellows reportedly want a fixed fee in the region of 90-100 million euros (plus add-ons) to part ways with the England international. But despite all the rumours, Sancho is not worried about his future and is only thinking about doing his best for his team.
In an interview with TalkSport on Thursday, Sancho was asked how he feels about the constant speculation.
“I’m cool about it,” Sancho said. “There’s always going to be speculation, especially when you do well. It’s just how you handle that on the pitch. You’ve got to keep doing what you’re doing, if you keep on doing that then I’m sure that won’t be a problem. The main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on at the moment.”
“During the season, I always focus on myself and the team because that’s the most important thing you can do.”
“Every time I’m on the pitch I always give it my all and I try to curate what I do on the pitch and that’s with goals and assists. That’s what I try to do and to work hard for the team.”
Sancho also revealed that his England teammates sometimes ask him questions about his future. But his main focus remains the Euros.
“Of course, all the boys have a lot of questions. I feel that’s with a lot of players because we’re all such great, young talents. “When you do well, speculation is always going to come around. I just tell the boys, ‘look, I’m just focusing on football at the moment’ and we’ll just focus on the Euros.”
Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell Jadon Sancho this summer, but only if all their demands are met. The BVB bosses are not willing to budge on their asking price. And it is now up to Manchester United to meet those demands, something that they failed to do last summer. Sancho still has two years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract, so the BVB bosses are under no pressure to sell him this summer.
Sancho also spoke about his relationship with Jude Bellingham, and said that the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is like a younger brother to him.
“It’s always a proud moment to be called up by England. I’m happy for Jude as well because I play with him in Germany. He deserves it.”
“I’m making sure he’s alright in the camp and whatever he needs I’m there for him. I’d say he’s more composed on the ball since when I first met him. He’s a lot more direct. He knows when to find the pass and he always makes the right decision.”
“I’d like to say he’s my little brother. We have a good relationship.”
Sancho and Bellingham are both in the England squad for the Euros. The Three Lions are set begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on Sunday.