Report: Borussia Dortmund Value Jadon Sancho at £100M Amid Premier League Links

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2018

DORTMUND, GERMANY - OCTOBER 03: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco at Signal Iduna Park on October 3, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund reportedly view Jadon Sancho as the "next Ousmane Dembele" and believe he will also have the potential to fetch them a fee in excess of £100 million amid rumours he is wanted by the Premier League's elite. 

According to John Cross and Adrian Kajumba of the Mirror, Dortmund are aware that Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are all interested in him and "are already bracing themselves for bids next summer and are realistic that he could be sold within two years."

Dortmund sold Dembele to Barcelona for £120 million last year, and they believe Sancho can follow in his footsteps by bringing them in a nine-figure sum.

Barcelona bought Dembele after a remarkable season in which he'd racked up 10 goals and 21 assists in all competitions for BVB.

Sancho, 18, is already proving himself to be a similarly outstanding creative young talent, earning plaudits from BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand:

Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball

Jadon Sancho has more assists than anyone else in Europe this season 🙌 "He's the best talent we've got...bar none!" It's safe to say @rioferdy5 is a big fan... https://t.co/0r1JrohwOS

As football journalist Chris Williams noted, his opponents have been quick to recognise the danger he poses:

Chris Williams @Chris78Williams

Jadon Sancho such a threat down the flank when counter attacking that Augsburg captain Daniel Baier picks up a yellow for a blatant block off after just 4 minutes... #BVBFCA #Bundesliga

Sancho's form has seen him rewarded with his first senior England call-up by manager Gareth Southgate, and it's also little wonder the Premier League's elite have taken notice.

The winger came through the ranks at Manchester City but left for Dortmund last year after finding no way through into the first team.

Football commentator Rob Daly believes it could benefit him being based in Germany rather than England, though:

Rob Daly @robtdaly

It seems quite healthy that Jadon Sancho can drop in to the England hype-machine for a week or so + then retreat to Germany to focus on playing and improving - without having his every move, touch, action scrutinised as it would be here for an 18-year-old getting a senior call up

He'll not only be allowed to develop his game slightly away from the spotlight shined on youngsters in a similar position in the Premier League, but at Dortmund he'll also have more of an opportunity to get on the pitch, too.

What's more, he's also getting a taste of UEFA Champions League action as well, having started BVB's matches against Club Brugge and Monaco already this season.

Staying put for the time being would likely do him the world of good, but if he continues to impress as he has done it's only a matter of time before one of his suitors splashes out to land him.