Jadon Sancho is beginning to feel the pressure of the transfer speculation surrounding him, according to Borussia Dortmund teammate Thomas Delaney.
The England international has been continually linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, with Manchester United reportedly the winger’s strongest suitors ahead of the summer transfer window.
Sancho has starred in Germany’s top flight this season but is yet to start a league fixture for Dortmund since the return of the Bundesliga behind-closed-doors earlier this month, and teammate Delaney believes the youngster may be beginning to feel the pressure of the intense transfer speculation.
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“Clearly, one of the biggest talents that I’ve played with,” Delaney told ESPN. “With that talent comes a lot of pressure, and I think he slowly starts to feel that from the England national team and clubs surrounding him now.
“Up until this point he’s been a talent performing very well, performing better than what he is expected to do, but there was always going to be a next step, and that’s going to be interesting. Next step in his career and his development.
“Only looking at his skills, he definitely has what it takes to become one of the five biggest players in the world. You see big talents go to waste, and I would say that he’s already done enough to prove himself.
“He’s got the most goal involvement in the league together with Timo Werner and [Robert] Lewandowski, which is amazing, but he should strive for more.”