‘It’s important for me to keep a smile on my face’: Jadon Sancho finally speaks out on Manchester United interest and insists he doesn’t ‘look at all the noise’ as Borussia Dortmund hold firm on £108m fee
- Jadon Sancho has finally addressed the topic of his football future
- The starlet spoke to Soccerbible at the release of his personalised nike series
- Sancho says he has stopped paying attention to ‘the noise’ around his name
- Borussia Dortmund look to have shut the door in Manchester United’s face
Jadon Sancho has finally spoken out on the speculation surrounding his future in football, as Manchester United continue their attempts to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.
So far United have tried and failed to prise Sancho away from Borussia Dortmund, and made matters worse for themselves after missing an August 10th deadline set down by the German club.
Links to Old Trafford simply will not go away however, and Sancho admits it is now a case of simply trying to focus on the task in hand, while refusing to directly rule out a transfer.
Jadon Sancho has finally had his say on the transfer speculation swirling around him of late
‘I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,’ Sancho told Soccerbible, at the launch event of his personalised Nike collection.
‘It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training.
‘For me it’s about improving every single day. It’s important for me to keep a smile on my face and keep happy.
Sancho is said to be working closely with Erling Haaland in training to prepare for next season
‘I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my head down, keep focus and improve every day.’
Reports in Germany now suggest that Dortmund players are convinced Sancho will be staying for at least another season, and the player is said to have been working extensively in training alongside forward line partners Erling Haaland and Thorgan Hazard.
Dortmund have made clear from the outset that £108million is the figure it will require to see Sancho leave the club, though United have so far failed to come close to this valuation.
Sancho has just enjoyed his most successful season in professional football, showing a marked improvement upon his highly impressive debut campaign.
United have now reportedly made their first move for Juventus star Douglas Costa instead
In the Bundesliga season just gone, Sancho produced 17 goals and a remarkable 17 assists in 32 matches.
On the Champions League stage, the 20-year-old showed he was more than up for the elite level challenge and scored twice and put on two assists in eight matches, including a strike against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Reports in Italy have now suggested United are turning to other alternatives, with a £27m bid for Juventus’s Brazil international Douglas Costa.
United are being linked with Costa as an alternative to Sancho, and understand Juve have a willingness to sell the player in order to reduce their crippling wage bill.