Sancho 'not wasting thoughts' on Dortmund exit rumours

The teenage forward has sparked transfer talk with his performances in Germany, but he claims to be paying little attention to the speculation

Jadon Sancho insists he is “not wasting any thoughts on a change” as transfer speculation begins to build around the Borussia Dortmund starlet.

Having emerged as one of the most exciting talents in European football, the teenage forward has seen his long-term future in Germany called into question.

Serie A giants Juventus are among those to have been linked with the 18-year-old winger who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since bidding farewell to Manchester City in 2017.

Sancho is now a senior England international and established performer in the Bundesliga, with those efforts seeing him tipped for the top and a big-money move away from Dortmund at some stage.

Such a switch forms no part of his immediate plans though, with the youngster telling Bild when quizzed on the transfer talk: “I'm not wasting any thoughts on a change.

“I owe a lot to BVB and I have a lot in mind with this team. I'm happy here and did not sign for so long for nothing.”

Sancho committed to a contract extension with Dortmund in October, with fresh terms set to take him through to 2022.

That deal is allowing him to focus on the present and a productive domestic season.

After 10 games of the 2018-19 campaign, Dortmund hold a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table, but their next test is set to see them play host to defending champions Bayern Munich.

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Sancho added on that clash: “By giving everything and giving our fans full throttle, we know how strong the Bavarians are but we also know that can beat them if we have a good day, especially at home.

“We have respect for them but also a lot of self-confidence and we all stick together.”

Sancho will head into a meeting with Bayern having netted four times in his last six appearances, while he is also back in the England squad for upcoming meetings with the United States and Croatia.