Jadon Sancho has admitted that it’s ‘a nice feeling’ to be valued at over £100 million by Borussia Dortmund amid persistent links with Manchester United.
The England international is widely acknowledged to be Manchester United‘s number one transfer target, though despite weeks and weeks of talks, they are yet to submit an official bid.
Despite his name regularly featuring heavily in the gossip columns, the Dortmund winger admits he isn’t phased by speculation about his future.
“No [it doesn’t bother me], the media’s the media,” he told SoccerBible. “They’re always going to try and create a story, but this is how you manage it. For me, I just focus on my football. I just want to do what’s best for my team and win titles at the end of the day.
Dortmund have set a £108 million price tag for the 20-year-old, a fee Manchester United are believed to consider ‘unrealistic’ given the current economic downturn, while there are also reportedly issues regarding Sancho’s agent fees.
While the winger insists he is only focussed on doing well for his side, he admits it flattering to be valued so highly.
“I guess it’s a nice feeling to be worth so much, but again, I don’t really look at it that much,” he said.
“For me it’s about doing well for my team and doing well for myself as well. When I have a shit game I’m just down. I feel shit about myself. So I always like having a good game and showing people what I can do.
“I know what I can do, and if I play bad then I’m just pissed off with myself. Next game I’ll try and improve on whatever I’ve done wrong.”
If Sancho does eventually complete a move to Old Trafford, it is expected he will be the latest man to be entrusted with the club’s famed number seven shirt. However, the playmaker has insisted that he really doesn’t care what number is on his back, despite having taken over the mantle of being Dortmund’s number seven following the departure of Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona.
“For me, I don’t really look at the numbers,” he said. “A number is a number. I could make 99 a great number. It’s how you play on the pitch. Obviously Ousmane Dembele had just left, so there was a big thing about the number seven shirt. But yeah, I just took it.”
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