Juventus Reportedly 'Leading the Race' to Sign Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 16, 2018

DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 10, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)
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Italian champions Juventus are reportedly "leading the race" to sign Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho.

According to Calciomercato.com, Massimiliano Allegri's men are ahead of "a host of clubs" interested in the 18-year-old winger.

Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017 and has become a key player for the Bundesliga leaders. The club values him at €60 million (£53 million), according to the report.

The England international has been in superb form this season and has four goals and six assists in 11 Bundesliga outings. His impressive showings saw him voted October's Bundesliga Player of the Month:

B/R Football @brfootball

🌟 @Sanchooo10 is named Bundesliga Player of the Month for October 🌟 https://t.co/hVhrKKfHyS

The teenager's progress at Borussia Dortmund has also been rewarded with a call-up to the England squad. He made his full debut in Thursday's 3-0 win over the United States and impressed:

Danny Gallagher @Danny7Gallagher

We rightly or wrongly hype players up too early. Always have and probably always will. That said, Jadon Sancho is class. Mesmeric little touches, could watch it all day long. #ENGUSA

Sancho is an explosive talent who looks to have a big future. He is a quick, skilful winger who is delivering plenty of end product:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Jadon Sancho for club and country so far this season: 6 starts 8 assists 4 goals What a talent. 🦁 https://t.co/NTdycju7mv

The youngster has attracted plenty of interest this season. Paris Saint-Germain are "very interested" in signing him, while Manchester United and Arsenal are also keen, according to Lyall Thomas at Sky Sports.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has offered his view on whether the winger could return to the Etihad Stadium:

Jonathan Smith @jonnysmiffy

Pep on Sancho possibly returning to City: "In football you never know, you can never say never, but I think if he left the club then he is not looking to come back."

Sancho appears to be happy and settled at Borussia Dortmund. He signed a contract extension in October that will keep him at the club until 2022.

He has also addressed speculation over his future and said he is not thinking about leaving Westfalenstadion.

"I'm not wasting any thoughts on a change," he said, per Bild (h/t Chris Burton of Goal). "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 is emerging as one of Europe's hottest properties. His career has taken off since joining Dortmund, and he seems keen to repay the club for its faith in him.

Although he's enjoying a standout season, the youngster is still relatively inexperienced. He has plenty still to learn, and a big-money move away at this stage in his career looks unlikely.