By 90Min
March 18, 2019

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has revealed that he is inspired by the likes of Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe, amid growing speculation linking him with a move away from Signal Iduna Park.

The England international has enjoyed a remarkable campaign in the Bundesliga this year, with the 18-year-old having already scored eight times and assisting a further 12 in the league.

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After grabbing the headlines with some stellar performances, Sancho has seen his name linked with a return to the Premier League, with Manchester United in particular amongst the leading contenders to sign him.

Despite a string of personal accolades and successes this season, the winger insisted that he keeps his feet on the ground, and name-checked United's Rashford and Paris Saint-Germain sensation Mbappe as role models.

Speaking to Dortmund's official YouTube channel, Sancho said: "Luckily enough I’ve got great people around me to keep me grounded and humble.

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“I’m grateful that I’ve got them around me telling me I’m not doing enough – there’s the likes of Mbappe doing crazy things at PSG.

“They are the kind of people I need to compete with as he’s so young and so am I."

He added: “That always pushes me when I see Mbappe and Marcus Rashford doing well because I know they are probably looking at me and seeing what I’m doing and it’s probably pushing them.

“It’s good to see other young players doing well.”

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Whilst a potential move to United has been touted, Dortmund moved to play down speculation of a move away from Germany for Sancho, with the club's technical director Michael Zorc insisting that it could take a world record fee to prise the Englishman away.

Zorc said: "Jadon will play for Borussia Dortmund next season and we are definitely planning with him.

“I am far from putting a price tag on Jadon, but I maintain that his transfer would be hard to beat even for the biggest clubs in the world at the moment.”

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