Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho Reportedly Not for Sale Amid PSG Rumours

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2018

Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring the opening goal with Dortmund's German forward Marco Reus during the German first division Bundesliga football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin in Dortmund, western Germany, on October 27, 2018. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP) / RESTRICTIONS: DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO        (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund reportedly have no intention of selling Jadon Sancho amid fresh speculation linking Paris Saint-Germain with a move for the youngster.

The England international has enjoyed a remarkable start to the 2018-19 campaign, and it was reported by Lyall Thomas of Sky Sports that the French giants are "very interested" in landing the 18-year-old.

However, on Wednesday, Sky Sports reported that despite interest from the Ligue 1 outfit, Dortmund are not looking to sell the winger, who is quickly becoming the club's prized asset.

"Sky Sports News understands Dortmund are under no pressure to sell any more of their top stars following some high-profile player sales over the last 18 months," the report said. "The biggest of those departures saw Ousmane Dembele join Barcelona for more than £100 million, while Arsenal's signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brought in a fee of around £57 million."

Sancho moved to Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017 for a fee in the region of £8 million; it was reported by Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News that City do have an option to match any successful bid for Sancho in the future.

You suspect the interest surrounding the youngster will not die down any time soon, as he continues to set the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League alight.

So far this season, his productivity in the final third puts him up with some of the best players in the game:

Scouted Football @ScoutedFtbl

10+ direct goal involvements in Europe's top five leagues this season: 13 • Kylian Mbappé (19) 12 • Lionel Messi 12 • Neymar 12 • Nicolas Pépé (23) 11 • Sébastien Haller 11 • Cristiano Ronaldo 11 • Luis Suárez 10 • Eden Hazard 10 • Jadon Sancho (18) 10 • Suso Elite. https://t.co/yBtRv8BTbW

Per ESPN FC's Stefan Buczko, the youngster has endeared himself to the Dortmund faithful quickly:

Stefan Buczko @StefanBuczko

"Jadon Sancho" cheers from the Yellow Wall. I think that's a first - but surely not a last. #bvbbsc

Sancho's performances are all the more extraordinary because of his age, especially given he moved away from England as a teenager in search of regular football. Despite that, he hasn't appeared daunted by the challenge of one of European football's most competitive divisions.

In addition, manager Lucien Favre continues to use Sancho with caution. He started on Saturday for Dortmund for just the third time in the Bundesliga this season; his four goals and six assists in the German top flight have come in just 377 minutes.

At the moment, he's among the best players in the division:

B/R Football @brfootball

Jadon Sancho is making the Bundesliga his own 💪 https://t.co/J97s2FFrC7

Keith Costigan of Fox Sports said he feels as though Sancho is the best English prospect in the game at the moment:

keith costigan @KeithCostigan

Jadon Sancho far and away the most exciting young English player. One that could come back and haunt Pep.

Dortmund will now have to cope with the inevitable interest that comes the way of the youngster, as he will be catching the eye of some superclubs.

PSG have shown in recent years they have the financial muscle to sign the most expensive players in the game, and the prospect of linking up with the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would no doubt appeal to Sancho.

Still, the reason he's made such a rapid ascension is because of the consistent opportunities being handed to him at Dortmund. At a bigger club, those chances might not be available so readily, and as such, don't expect Sancho to be moving anywhere for the foreseeable future.