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Jadon Sancho is ‘feeling pressure’ of Man Utd transfer speculation reveals Borussia Dortmund team-mate Thomas Delaney

JADON SANCHO is starting to feel the pressure of transfer speculation linking him with Manchester United, according to Thomas Delaney.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder believes there is a huge expectation surrounding his club colleague that may not benefit his performances.

With an outstanding total of 17 goals and 20 assists this season, Sancho is yet to score since Bundesliga's return from the coronavirus shutdown - owing largely to a calf injury restricting his game time.

And the need to maintain that form for club and country is something the young winger is all too aware of.

Delaney described Sancho to ESPN as: "Clearly, one of the biggest talents that I've played with.

"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 - the next step in his career and his development."

United's ability to sign Sancho this summer appears to be waning amid the pandemic's financial crisis, their rising debt levels and competition from Liverpool and Chelsea.

A player exchange may have to be orchestrated to get the 20-year-old's transfer over the line, or the deal could be funded by selling Paul Pogba.

Danish international Delaney believes Dortmund can get even more out of Sancho before a decision is made over his future.

He continued: "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."

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