Jadon Sancho 'feeling the pressure' amid Manchester United transfer interest
Jadon Sancho has struggled for form since the Bundesliga's return though he remains a top target for Man Utd.by Daniel Murphy, https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/authors/daniel-murphy/
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney believes that teammate Jadon Sancho is beginning to feel the pressure of the intense transfer speculation surrounding him.
Sancho is yet to start a game since the Bundesliga returned on May 16 and hasn't looked like his regular self when coming off the bench, with a single assist to his name in the last three matches.
The 20-year-old England international, who has notched 17 goals and 20 assists in all competitions this term, is United's top summer transfer target.
MEN Sport understands United intend to press on with their original plans to sign three new players this summer, with Sancho, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham all wanted. United took out a £140million credit loan earlier this week.
Sancho lacking match sharpness is understandable after such a lengthy spell out but Delaney believes his teammate may be starting to feel the pressure.
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"Clearly, [Sancho os] 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."